Ballard- Howe House

6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117

Martin D. Ballard (1832-1907) arrived in the Northwest across the Oregon Trail in 1852 and helped found the National Bank of Commerce. Ballard built his home on the south slope of Queen Anne Hill where other prosperous Seattle residents were taking advantage of the sweeping views of the city and of Elliott Bay. It was designated a Seattle landmark in 1979.