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Dygert/Telquist Garage

Al Telquist (right) operated Kenmore's first auto-repair garage, at 65th Avenue NE and Bothell Way, beginning in 1922 with his father-in-law Dan Dygert.  The large sign above the door reads "Kenmore Garage, Shell Gasoline, Day and Night Service." (Man at left is unidentified).     Photo courtesy of the Telquist…
SuzanneG
October 25, 2018
Business & Industry

Kenmore Lanes Bowling

Kenmore Lanes co-owner Doug Peek stands beside a sign of bowling prices in this 1960s photo.  Brothers Doug, Don, and Bob Peek founded the business in 1958 with their brother-in-law, Robbie Robertson. Photo courtesy of the Peek family
SuzanneG
October 25, 2018
Business & Industry

Auctioneer James G. Murphy

A Kenmore business that draws national attention and customers is the James G. Murphy auction company on 68th Avenue NE.  Murphy (shown here) founded the business in 1970. Photo courtesy of the Murphy family
SuzanneG
October 25, 2018
Business & Industry

Arnston-Hartlove Grocery

The Arnston-Hartlove Grocery provided food, telephone service, and camaraderie to the Moorlands neighborhood.  The building on the left is the original Arnston Grocery established in 1938.  A larger building was moved to the site in 1945 (right) The renamed Arnston-Hartlove Grocery operated until 1965.
SuzanneG
October 25, 2018
Business & Industry

Yakima Fruit Market

Ripe fruit is ready for customers in this 1940s view of Yakima Fruit Market, a branch of the popular Bothell market founded by Ken and Marie Lynch in 1922. The market was succeeded by J&J Fruit in 1949. The site is occupied now by Les Schwab Tire Company. Photo from…
SuzanneG
October 25, 2018
Business & Industry

Plywood Supply Moves

In the 1950s, entrepreneur Ralph Swanson moved his Plywood Supply business from Lake City to Kenmore where he persuaded the railroad to provide a spur to the location on NE 175th Street. This sign on his newly-acquired property was a first step to opening a warehouse there in 1956.
SuzanneG
January 29, 2018
Business & Industry

Kenmore Realty

Real-estate offices sprang up in the 1920s and ‘30s to sell cheap land. This office on Bothell Way at 63rd Avenue advertised view lots with electricity for as little as $200. The site is now home to the Tai Ho Restaurant. This photo often brings a chuckle in light of…
SuzanneG
January 29, 2018