AKA: Seattle Public Library, Ballard Branch #2, Seattle, WA; Abraxus Books, Ballard, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - social and civic buildings - libraries

Designers: Mandeville and Berge, Architects and Engineers (firm); Gudmund Brynjulv Berge (architect); Gilbert Harrison Mandeville (architect)

Dates: constructed 1962-1963, demolished 2013

1 story

5711 24th Avenue NW
Ballard, Seattle, WA 98107

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The site for this library cost $70,000 in 1961. The bond issue of 1956 created a pool of $5 million with which to build the Main Branch #2; once this was built, $500,000 remained, and it is this money that paid for the Southwest, Ballard #2, and Magnolia #3 Branches. The second SPL branch in Ballard opened in the summer of 1963.

Demolished; this library was torn down in late 08/2013.

PCAD id: 7975