Historical Treasures of Ballard

August 24, 2009 in Ballard, Ballard Art, Ballard Music by Benjamin

hall of justice

“The Hall of Justice” as it was most recently dubbed, is perhaps one of Ballard’s least known historical landmarks. Originally a small grocery store, the now dilapidated building on 4230 Leary Way has been a recording studio for the past few decades. First called Triangle Studios, then most notably, Reciprocal Recordings, the space has seen the likes of Nirvana, Mudhoney, Modest Mouse, and Death Cab for Cutie (to name a few). The building is now mostly vacant aside from rats and old speaker cabinets. Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie was the last recording engineer to lease the space before moving his studio to Portland. The building is unlikely to stay standing for much longer, so go take a peak at it while you still can.