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Transportation

Bothell Stage Line Coaches

Kenmore became a more popular destination after red-brick paving replaced the dirt road from north Seattle to Bothell in 1914. In this photo, several of the motorized Bothell Stage Line vehicles make their way on the new road. One can imagine the enjoyment of the “Sunday drive” that was so…
SuzanneG
January 29, 2018
Transportation

Kenmore Air Harbor 1946

Kenmore Air Harbor was founded on a shoestring in 1946 by three young World War II veterans who bought 2.5 acres at the north end of Lake Washington. One of them, Bob Munro, built a 36-horsepower Aeronca from parts salvaged off of wrecked planes, then housed the aircraft in a…
SuzanneG
January 29, 2018
Parks & Recreation

Kenmore Drive-In Theater

The Kenmore Drive-In Theater opened on May 1, 1953 behind what later became the Kenmore Village shopping center. The theater’s slogan was “See the Stars under the Stars.” The first program was a double-feature starring Gregory Peck and Ann Blyth in The World in His Arms and Joe McCrea appearing…
SuzanneG
January 29, 2018
Community Life

Kenmore’s First Parade

Citizens of Kenmore celebrate incorporation of their city in August, 1998 with a parade along Northeast 181st Street during the Good Ol’ Days Festival. This small delegation of local residents carried a message from one of the community’s namesakes—Kenmore, Scotland. The new city had a population of nearly 18,000 people.…
SuzanneG
January 29, 2018
Pioneer Families

Myrtle Niemeyer

Myrtle Niemeyer, wife of Ed Niemeyer, and the family pooch relax on the front porch of their home in Kenmore. According to family history, the young Renton-born Ed Niemeyer had returned from the Alaska gold rush and was running gambling games in the basement of the Old Northern Hotel on…
SuzanneG
January 29, 2018