Mapping Historic Ballard

bhsIn July 2015, the City of Seattle announced that it was awarding thousands of dollars in matching funds to support 28 chosen neighborhood-initiated projects across the city, including one project submitted by the Ballard Historical Society.

The Ballard Historical Society will receive $24,400 to conduct a historic inventory of the Ballard community and utilize a visual and interactive GIS mapping component to engage volunteers and the public. Titled, Mapping Historic Ballard: Shingletown to Tomorrow, the project will update and digitize previous historic resource surveys and conduct a contemporary survey, resulting in an accessible, living map of our neighborhood’s past.

Interested in volunteering?  To complete the project by June 2016, volunteers are needed to revisit remaining historic buildings. Volunteers will learn about periods and styles of architecture and have the opportunity to contribute to the final product through photography and research. For further information about the project and to learn about volunteer roles please contact

You can also learn more about the project by reading Ballard News Tribune’s Mapping Historic Ballard.


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