Throwback Thursday: The February Snow Storm of 1916

With it being the 100th anniversary of the huge February 2 snow storm of 1916, we thought we would take a look back at how Ballard fared that day.

Below is the torn image of the Ballard Ave street scene during the 1916 snow storm. Jeweler’s street clock can be seen on the left and Ballard City Hall and bell tower are in the background.


Below is the view of the Junction Building and the Ballard commercial area street scene during the snow storm.


Below is a postcard showing Ballard Ave. deep in the snow of the 1916 storm. A caption reads, “Record snowfall of 38 inches in Seattle, Wash. Feb 2 and 3 Ballard Ave. facing N.W.”


Check out the KOMO News article to see more photos from around the city that were taken during the 1916 snow storm.

Photos and information courtesy of Ballard Historical Society.

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