Ballard Depot - Seattle, Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01
N 47° 40.152 W 122° 24.192
10T E 544802 N 5279706
Today the Ballard Depot is a residence, located not more than about 150 feet from where it originally was located.
Waymark Code: WMJ30A
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 09/14/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 7

The depot was built in 1914, which was about the time that the new main line into downtown Seattle and the bascule bridge adjacent to the station was built. This construction was necessitated by the construction of the Lake Washington Ship Canal along with the Ballard locks and dam, which caused an increase in the elevation of the water behind them. Paul Dorpat's blog has some great 'then and now' photos of the station, including photos of the actual track construction.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

Is the station/depot open to the public?: No

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
The depot is used as a residence

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Great Northern Railroad

Station/Depot Web Site: Not listed

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