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August 22nd, 2009


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04:48 pm - Brig St.
We continue to come across Old Ballard Street Signs that I haven't photographed yet. In every case, we've walked these streets, sometimes repeatedly, without having seen them before. How did we miss them? Why do we see them now? Not only that, but last night we saw one pair of these, and when I went back this afternoon, I found another pair that we had walked right by.


SE Corner of 22nd Ave & 67th St.
Ballard, Seattle
August, 2009

Note the pair on 22nd Ave. (one of which is shown above) are a few tiles wider than the pair on 23rd Ave.


NW Corner of 22nd Ave & 67th St.


SE Corner of 23rd Ave & 67th St.


NW Corner of 23rd Ave & 67th St.



Complete set on Flickr here.

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From:kdotdammit
Date:August 22nd, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
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The first is the best of the bunch though all are good.
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:August 23rd, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
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I'm a completist about this. MUST PHOTOGRAPH THEM ALL.

But thanks!
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From:bobhowe
Date:August 23rd, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
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Luke, these are very cool.
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:August 23rd, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Bob. They're a fun thing to discover about my new neighborhood. At this point, I know where more of them are than the Ballard Historical Society. Hah!
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From:bobhowe
Date:August 23rd, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
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See, that's what I love about the Northwest and Seattle specifically: Ballard has its own historical society. (In New York that would be like one apartment building having its own historical society.)
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:August 23rd, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
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Hah! Well, the "historical society", truth be told and as far as I can tell, is a realtor who works in the local Windemere office. But there is a book about early Ballard.
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From:bobhowe
Date:August 23rd, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
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Just from reading the book blurb I know 100 percent more about Ballard than I did ten minutes ago—“Shingle Capital of the World,” indeed.
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:August 23rd, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
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Hey, Chicago was hog butcher to the world, Ballard gets to be shingle capital. ;>
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From:randy_byers
Date:August 23rd, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
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One of my best friends in college (and a high school classmate, although we weren't friends then) was named Brig. Odd how the ones on 23rd and 67th does not have a crossbar on the G, but some strange dot hanging out there away from the rest of the letter.
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From:holyoutlaw
Date:August 23rd, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
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I'm starting to think the ones on 23rd Ave. are newer than the ones on 22nd. But maybe not. I don't know, really. But they do have different lettering styles and they are shorter.

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