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Al
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Al

Great photos. Acme Electric and the Melody Tavern. Think when I visited Ballard in the late ’90s the Melody Tavern was called the New Melody Tavern.

Grubby Ballard
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Grubby Ballard

Baaah, the early-1900s is when all the shuppies (shingle makers) moved in and ruined the place with their fancy ‘telegraph’ machines and ‘horseless’ carriages. I prefer Ballard the way it was before!

SPierce
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SPierce

Why do all the photo’s have “Gilman Pk” written on them?

SPierce
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SPierce

Why do all the photo’s have “Gilman Pk” written on them?

Al
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Al

Those were photos from the assessor’s office, and “Gilman Park” was the “addition”. It is part of the legal description for the parcel. For instance 5215 Ballard Ave NW is listed as “GILMAN PARK ADD PCL A SEATTLE BLA ….”

Here’s a little link to a bit about Gilman Park (you’ll have to fix the space before the dot com: http://gilmanpark.wordpress .com/about/

Esbebrown
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Esbebrown

Every time I changed to a new photo the ads popped up!  

Barney Stinson
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Barney Stinson

Its weird seeing Ballard Avenue with street lamps and no trees.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

That’s the PI’s model for revenue. A new page for every photo in a slideshow means that they can count all those ads as new views. Why do you think what was once a genuine news source has devolved into a bunch of celebrity photos?
I didn’t get past the fourth photo before giving up.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

That’s the way the Scandinavians liked it. Cut down all the trees.

Barney Stinson
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Barney Stinson

Google chrome is the answer to your problems.

Chris Zimmerman
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we are fortunate to have so many old buildings left in ballard. cool slideshow!