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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.

Transportation
February 7, 2019

North Seattle Airpark

A small airfield operated for four years on the hill east of Juanita Drive near NE 141st Street. North Seattle Airpark provided flight training for would-be fliers through the GI Bill and offered aerial banner service to advertisers from 1948 to 1952. Merritt Smythe (left) and Joe Menard, son of…
Timber
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
January 30, 2019

Nite & Day Market

Founded in 1946, the Nite & Day Market continues serving the motoring public from its site at 6233 Bothell Way overlooking Lake Washington. Photo courtesy of Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch.
Parks & Recreation
January 29, 2018

Boy and his catch

A boy displays a day’s catch at Ward’s Beach Resort on Lake Washington. The date of this photo is not known, but the popular resort for fishing and swimming operated from 1947 to 1959. When owner Carl Ward sold the property, it became the Uplake Marina, and later Davidson’s Marina.

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