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February 9th, 2009


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01:05 am - Old Ballard Street Signs
I've uploaded the last of the Ballard Street Signs (finally!) here. The set it now organized running north from Leary Ave. to 65th St. As far as I know, this is the lot of them.

Looking through the whole set, it's obvious that (a) some are the first installation; (b) some have been replaced by newer tilings; and (c) some have been preserved -- particularly Leary Ave (which is outside the Canal Station condos) and Wilbert St at 24th Ave (which is outside the NoMa condos). And a few are missing here and there: Ship St. signs don't exist for 20th Ave., Times St. signs aren't on 24th.

If you know of any other signs, I'd be happy to go take its picture and add it to the set. There is a sign for 24th Ave., at Ballard Ave., but I think it's a more recent addition: it's larger and black and white, not blue and white.

Now what? That's the question.

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From:randy_byers
Date:February 9th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
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I wonder if Burke was named after Those Burkes.
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:February 9th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
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That's my guess as well.
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From:shelly_rae
Date:February 9th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
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The train station sign is just West of the train bridge that goes over the ship canal but is before you get to Golden Gardens. There's a bridge on NW 57th St that crosses the tracks and if you stand on it you can see the sign. You can get closer by going down 57th Pl.
It would be cool to time it with a passing train, nec pas?
Anon

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