The Nation’s Most Popular Locks

Ballard, once a town populated primarily by Scandinavian fishermen, is now a popular neighborhood in northwest Seattle (I previously wrote about Ballard’s recent boom in popularity here and Ballard’s famous holdout here). Two of Ballard’s defining features are associated with the waterway that separates the neighborhood from the city: the Ballard Bridge and the Ballard Locks. The… Read More The Nation’s Most Popular Locks

The Little House

The Edith Macefield House is in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, now surrounded by a giant commercial building and parking garage. It looks like it’s about to get squeezed out by giant buildings but it’s standing fast. It reminds me of the children’s book, The Little House. The Edith Macefield House is a holdout because its owner at… Read More The Little House