Throwback Thursday: Local Police and Fire Departments of yesteryear

This week the My Ballard team wanted to take a look back at the police and fire departments that served the neighborhood back in the day.


A group of policeman on horseback riding down a Ballard street in 1905.


Police marching in the May 17th Parade back in 1910.


The Ballard Police Station Force in front of Ballard City Hall in 1907, with their small dog.


A SFD crew outside Seattle Fire Station 18 at 5429 Russell Ave (current site of Hi-Life) in 1922.


A fireman atop the roof of the burning Seattle Cedar Mill at Salmon Bay in 1958.

Photos courtesy of Ballard Historical Society.

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