Kenmore Voices

Then & Now ~ School and Learning Evolved!

1901 - 1914 School-age children of McMaster Mill employees attended class in one of the sawmill shacks like this one, from 1901 until a schoolhouse was built in 1914. Kenmore Heritage Society photo 1914 - 1916 The Kenmore schoolhouse was occupied for two years, 1914-1916, until consolidating with Bothell, and…
SuzanneG
May 30, 2021
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Smile! National Camera Day – June 29

Photography is Part of our Everyday Life National Camera Day celebrates the fact that photography, once so complicated it took a scientist to understand, is now part of our everyday lives. The word “photography” is based on two Greek words that, when put together, mean “writing with light.” It’s a…
SuzanneG
May 30, 2021
Kenmore Voices

Mount St. Helens Erupts!

KHS Board Member Marella Alejandrino remembers ... Growing up in the Ballard neighborhood and being a native of Seattle, I certainly took for granted as a child the beautiful and majestic nature that surrounded me. I grew up in an era where you played and spent as much time as…
SuzanneG
April 25, 2021
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Kenmore History Path at Log Boom Park

The History Path Committee considering designs for the large entry sign. Left to right: Fran Owen, Char Crawford, Elmer Skold, Bobbi Traeger, Tom Traeger   Preserving Kenmore History It was 2007. Four years had passed since Kenmore Heritage Society published its award-winning Kenmore by the Lake, a Community History. Tom and…
SuzanneG
March 16, 2021
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Hot Cake King and Memories of Henry Jang

Henry Jang was my childhood rival and mentor at the game of Checkers. I was eleven years old when we started playing. That year was 1958. Checkers was popular then with children. My family moved to Kenmore, from Lake City, in 1953. Our home was 1.5 miles north of the…
SuzanneG
March 8, 2021
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New Kenmore Library – 1961

As children, we loved our new library and our remarkable librarian, Mrs. (Jean) Smith.  We never had a library in Kenmore, so this was something new and special in our lives.  On weekends, it was a popular destination...warm, cozy and kind Mrs. Smith always had a way of finding a…
SuzanneG
March 8, 2021
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Inglewood Country Club

Inglewood Golf and Country Club we caddies didn't look like much in our hung out to dry jeans and t-shirts, but we were hired by some of Seattle's finest citizens--- the two dollar fee and dollar tip, made three. at first we were mules, shouldering a heavy load, or silent…
SuzanneG
March 20, 2020
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Sink, Sank, Sunk ?

One summer on Lake Washington at Kenmore, which is on the north end of the lake. I was with my friend from high school, Gary Jang. I enjoyed those lazy summer days water skiing the lake or up to the Sammamish Slough when the lake was choppy from the wind.…
SuzanneG
March 19, 2020
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Kenmore’s Busiest Intersection

Kenmore’s busiest intersection was less hectic in the good old days! The main intersection in downtown Kenmore, at 68th Ave. NE & Bothell Way, has seen many changes over the years. One of the earliest known enterprises was a dance hall, built by S.E. Hitsman, that opened in 1917. Only…
SuzanneG
March 25, 2019
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The Red Brick Road Through Kenmore

The Red Brick Road Through Kenmore Roads were primitive or nonexistent for early settlers in the Kenmore area. They relied heavily on the waterways and later the railroad to get from place to place. From the late 1800s, however, there always was a wagon road of sorts between Seattle and…
SuzanneG
January 22, 2019