Throwback Thursday: Ballard homes back in the day

It’s that time of the week where we take a look back at the Ballard of yesteryear!

With development being such a hot topic in our neighborhood at the moment we thought it would be fun to check out the “development” of homes in Ballard since the 1890s.

The black and white photo below, taken in 1895, features what the Ballard Historical Society identified as “The Miller Home” which stood at 2008 NW 58th St. The photo shows the Victorian style bungalow with a dirt road out the front.


The black and white photo below features the Nowicki House at 6756 22nd Ave NW. The photo, taken in 1895, shows John Nowicki standing on the porch.


The black and white photo below, taken in 1900, features a line of neighborhood homes  which Ballard Historical Society believes is perhaps near Salmon Bay Park.


The black and white photo below, taken in 1921, shows the one and a half story Victorian home of Albert and Anna Faber located at 1522 NW 61st St.


The black and white photo below, taken in 1921, shows William and Lena Epley’s home at 1722 NW 59th St.


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Photo and information courtesy of Ballard Historical Society.

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I own the Nowicki house. Sure would like to rebuild that porch!

S. S. Victor
S. S. Victor

Great old photos. Does anyone know what formerly occupied the Salmon Bay park between NWCanoe Street and NW Sloop. [now NW 70th and NW 72nd.

Don’t find anything on it in the book “Passport to Ballard ” published by Ballard News Tribune with major work by volunteers.