Throwback Thursday: W 57th St in 1880

It’s that time of the week where we take a look back at the Ballard of yesteryear in our weekly Throwback Thursday post.

This one is definitely and “oldie” but a goodie from all the way back in 1880. Check out the black and white photo below of men, boys and harnessed teams of horses and mules grading the road in the 900 block of what was then W 57th St. Wonder if the work had SDOT approval?

 20030010043 (2)

Do you have an historical photo or a story that readers would enjoy hearing about? Email us at with Throwback Thursday in the subject line.

Photo and information courtesy of Ballard Historical Society.

7 thoughts to “Throwback Thursday: W 57th St in 1880”

  1. Since Ballard was not a part of Seattle until 1907, they didn’t need SDOT approval! Ballardites! Throw off the yoke of your Seattle oppressors!

Leave a Reply