By Joe Veyera
With the Seattle City Council voting earlier this week to select First Avenue as a future streetcar route, and agreeing to seek up to $75 million in federal money to fund the project, this week’s throwback post harkens back to the days when Ballard had streetcars and trolleys running through the neighborhood.
The black and white photo below, taken in 1900, shows the conductor and Motorman on Fremont-Ballard trolley line, car #551.
The black and white photo below, taken in 1904 at Golden Gardens Park, a horsedrawn carriage is in the foreground, as people get off a streetcar in the background.
The black and white photo below, taken in 1910, shows Maud Reid Adams standing on Ballard Bridge, wearing a fur coat, hat, skirt, and high lace boots. The bridge is steel with a trolley and another vehicle in the background.
The black and white photo below, taken in 1932, shows a trolley car running down Ballard Avenue.
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Photos and information courtesy of Ballard Historical Society.