Mapping Historic Ballard Project celebration set for Saturday


The team at Ballard Historical Society is excited to announce that their Mapping Historic Ballard project is almost complete.

After a citizen-sourced effort to map and survey all the pre-1965 structures north of the commercial district they have found over 2500 structures (out of 7307) with high level historic integrity.

Funds provided by a Small and Simple grant from the Department of Neighborhoods allowed over 70 volunteers to be trained in Geographic Information Science mapping and digital historic research.

The project, Mapping Historic Ballard: Shingletown to Tomorrow, will reveals its findings and celebrate the project at a public event this Saturday, June 4, at Sunset Hill Community Association Clubhouse (3003 NW 66th St) from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

The event will include an exhibit gallery and a presentation about the process of surveying, selecting and then researching the top 159 homes and buildings.

Refreshments and entertainment will also be provided.

Learn more and RSVP on their Facebook page.

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