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Prominent Kenmore estate becomes a therapy center for the differently-abled

In their wills, Kenmore residents Charles and ElVera Thomsen donated Wildcliffe, their expansive summer home and blueberry farm, to the Easter Seal Society. From the 1970s until 1997, the Society used the property’s mansion, warm-water swimming pool, and extensive grounds along the Sammamish River as a therapy center for people with mobility-impacting diseases such as cerebral palsy and polio.