There’s no doubt Ballard is undergoing unprecedented change. Large apartment buildings are being erected and new architecture is changing the face of Old Ballard. Businesses are opening and closing, and with them gone are the signs and iconic things that once told people they were in an old maritime village.
Many of those symbols of the past are being taken down, however, they haven’t left Ballard.
John “Doug” Dixon, general manager of Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, has been collecting the signs and furnishings of businesses in Ballard as they close for years.
Where does he put them? In the shipyard, of course.More ›