King Gustav proclaims Seattle's Ballard Avenue Historical District on April 11, 1976.

  • By Patrick McRoberts
  • Posted 6/26/1999
  • Essay 1423

On April 11, 1976, King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden reads the official proclamation establishing the Ballard Avenue Historical District in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.

He also dedicates the small park with its bell tower that stands on the site of Ballard's old city hall. The bell tower supports the original bell from that building.


Walt Crowley, National Trust Guide Seattle (New York: Preservation Press, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998); Passport to Ballard (Seattle: Ballard News Tribune, 1988).

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