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Kenmore Voices

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Community LifeKenmore VoicesParks & Recreation
March 27, 2023

The Sno-King Watershed Council Gets a Start

When you live in a beautiful place like the Pacific Northwest, you cannot help but be shaped by where you live .... Love Where You Live When you live in a beautiful place like the Pacific Northwest, you cannot help but be shaped by where you live. Such is the…
Kenmore Voices
May 30, 2021

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…
Kenmore VoicesNews & Events
May 30, 2021

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…

Historic Kenmore

Dive deep into the images from our archives. Here are a few examples from our collection.

January 30, 2019

McMaster Shingle Mill

The McMaster Shingle Mill sprawls along the Lake Washington shoreline in 1909. The foreground buildings face a dirt road that later became Bothell Way. Just beyond are the railroad tracks and in the background is the site of the future Inglewood area. Photo courtesy of Snohomish County Museum & Historical…
Business & Industry
October 25, 2018

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
Community LifeGovernment
January 10, 2024

Veterans Memorial Installed at Kenmore City Hall

  KHS is honored to have worked with a great group of Kenmore Veterans on this project. Kenmore City Council selected our memorial proposal earlier this year and the City of Kenmore agreed to match funds up to $4K. KHS shared about the project and a group of Veterans stepped…
February 10, 2019

Church of the Redeemer

This Episcopal Church, with its soaring façade, opened in 1964, replacing two earlier structures on the same church property at NE 182nd Street and 62nd Avenue NE. Photo courtesy of Church of the Redeemer.

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