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Male, born 1903-03-16, died 1976-09-20

Associated with the firms network

Balch and Jones, Real Estate Developers; Balch and Selzer, Real Estate Developers; Balch, Albert, Developer

Professional History


Principal, Albert Balch, Community Builder, Seattle, WA, c. 1956. Balch was an important developer working most notably in Seattle's northeast neighborhoods of View Ridge and Wedgwood, beginning in the late 1930s.

Balch formed the Balch Land Development Corporation in 1959, investing $100,000 in the venture. By 1964, this company had a net worth of $466,980, an increase of 367%. (See Alice Staples, "Real Estate Planning--Building--Selling," Seattle Times, 03/01/1964, p. 29.)



He married Edith A. McGinnis Balch (d. 06/13/1970) on 07/21/1933.


Albert and Edith had three daughters and a son; in 1970, the children were identified as Mrs. H. Warren Leitch, Mrs. Janet Skowromek, who both lived in Seattle, Mrs. Nunnally Johnson of Klamath, OR, and Albert S. Balch, Jr., of Seattle.

PCAD id: 6750