False rumors on the internet said the house would be demolished Friday. In response there was "No Demolition Day" with people coming to attach balloons.

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After rumors of the demolition of the Ballard-area Edith Macefield house spread on the internet late last week, those opposed started a “No Demolition Day” rally outside the house on Saturday.

Rally participants tied balloons to the chain-link fence and called on developers to re-purpose the house as a small business or coffee shop instead of tearing it down. Rumors of the tear-down were later confirmed false.

This passionate effort is just one of many over the years to keep the quaint Ballard house, a symbol of stalwart resistance to the hyper-development of Ballard and Seattle at large, after previous owner, Edith Macefield, refused multiple offers from developers to vacate.