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The history of the Ballard Firehouse

Posted by Geeky Swedes on July 28th, 2010

The Museum of History and Industry is dedicated to the history of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. One of their offerings is called the “Mohai Minute” which focuses on a specific event or building in the area. In this Mohai Minute, learn the history of the Ballard Fire Station #18, which is now the Hi-Life restaurant.

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  • 1 Jules // Jul 28, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    There are some very cool pictures of this at the new Ballard firestation . Plus, I think I know that bass player. My dad lived across the street from the firehouse in the twenties, and they did in fact, have a dalmation dog….and all the neighborhood kids would run after the fire engine to the fires. When I was a kid, they still had the stalls visible. If you look at the old pictures, you will notice that there are NO supporting upright beams. Take a look around next time you go in. A portion of the fire pole is still in evidence as well.

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