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Kenmore Voices

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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…
Kenmore Voices
April 25, 2021

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…

Historic Kenmore

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

Business & IndustryHistoric Kenmore
January 30, 2019

Walt Hallock

Walt Hallock was the longtime manager of Kenmore Pre-Mix, a business whose concrete products have been a familiar part of the lakeshore scene since 1948. Photo courtesy of Jane Hallock Paige.
Historic KenmoreParks & Recreation
May 30, 2021

Kenmore Dragon Boats

Seattle Flying Dragon Boat Club Provides Programming to Kenmore The Seattle Flying Dragon Boat Club was formed in 2007 as a growing infant of the Tacoma Dragonboat Club. SFDBC has expanded rapidly through the years since then and was chosen by the City of Kenmore to provide programming at the…
March 25, 2019

Deborah Chase, 2002

City Council member Deborah Chase is Kenmore's third mayor, elected in 2002. Photo courtesy of the City of Kenmore.
Schools & Libraries
March 25, 2019

Inglemoor High School

The Kenmore area got its own high school in 1965 atop a hill along Simonds Road. Inglemoor High School has been renovated in recent years and serves more than 1,500 students. Photo by Dick Taylor

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