Ballard Carnegie Library – Landmark Designation Hearing, November 7

Ballard Carnegie Library Building / Photo: Eugenia Woo

On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board (LPB) will decide on whether to designate the Ballard Carnegie Library as a City Landmark. The LPB unanimously nominated the property at its September 19, 2012 meeting. The Board received almost 40 letters/emails supporting the nomination. Historic Seattle attended the meeting and gave public testimony in support of the nomination.

Owner Karoline Morrison has been a long-time steward of the building, preserving much of its character-defining features. With landmark designation, the building will be preserved well into the future.

To learn more about the building’s history and significance, you may read the nomination which is posted on the Department of Neighborhoods website under the heading of “Current Nominations.” Download the meeting agenda from the DON website. The nomination was prepared by architect Larry Johnson of The Johnson Partnership, co-nominated by the Ballard Historical Society. Here’s a blog post on the topic from the Ballard Historical Society’s blog.

The Board meeting is open to the public and takes place at 3:30 pm, Seattle Municipal Building, 700 5th Ave, 40th floor, Room 4050/60.

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2 Responses to “Ballard Carnegie Library – Landmark Designation Hearing, November 7”


  1. 1 ewoo November 6, 2012 at 12:37 am

    At the nomination meeting on Sept 19 the property owner objected to the nomination because she believes landmark listing would impinge on her renters’ and her ability to make changes to the building that’s good for business.

  2. 2 Erik Pihl November 5, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Is there any risk that it won’t be designated?

    Erik G. Pihl

    Sent from my iPad


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