CANCELLED- Ballard’s Maritime Metamorphosis: Fishing Village to Urban Hub
Sat, Apr 11 from 10am - 12pm
Due to the current health situation in our region related to the Covid-19 Virus, all tours/events events between now and May are subject to cancellation based on recommendations from our local health dept. and government. Our priority is on keeping our community safe right now. In the event of a program cancellation, all guests will be notified in advance by email and offered a refund or opportunity to rebook. Thank you for understanding.
From salmon fishing to oysters on the half-shell; from lumber barons to celebrity chefs; and from beer halls to craft cocktails, Ballard has evolved from a gritty Scandinavian town of fishermen and mill workers to a vibrant urban village of upscale restaurants, music venues, and residential developments. Learn how the emergence of the automobile and shifting tastes toward wider boulevards saved old-town Ballard Avenue — a snapshot of small-town commercial architecture from the 1890s through the 1940s. See Ballard move further into the future, as you learn about Ballard’s master plan and view how the plan is playing out in modern civic and private development.
This tour begins at the Bell Tower Monument on the northeast corner of Ballard Avenue NW and 22nd Avenue NW in the Ballard Avenue Landmark District.
Photo: Nic Lehoux