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Kenmore Heritage Society officers:

Annette Eaton, President
Mathew Martin, Vice-president
Jeanie McBee, Secretary
Gary Jang, Treasurer

Board of Trustees:

Jo Ann Evans, Don Ivanhoe,  Maureen O'Neill, Bob Otto, Karen Thompson, Kent Sturgis

Many thanks to Char Crawford, long time Board member, who retired her position in December.

Membership Chair:
Priscilla Droge 


KENMORE HERITAGE SOCIETY
PO BOX 82027
Kenmore, Washington, USA 98028-0027


A nonprofit organization - Celebrating and Recording Kenmore's History - Founded 1998


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
Kenmore Community Club
73rd Avenue NE at NE 175th Street


EVENTS


LeRoy Anenson


LeRoy Anenson, retired pastor of Northlake Lutheran Church, passed away June 30th. He had been hospitalized for about a month due to a very serious fall and passed at his home due to complcations from the fall.

He touched the lives of a great many people since his retirement, serving as volunteer chaplain at Evergreen Hospital. In addition to his ministry, he served on the Kenmore Incorporation Task Force, was a committee chair with Kenmore Chamber of Commerce, served as volunteer chaplain for the Kenmore Fire Department, was chair of the Northshore Bicentennial Committee, and many other community-related activities.

LeRoy was instrumental in founding the Kenmore flag in 1979 and has been co-chairman of the Kenmore Heritage Society committee which has been distributing flags throughout the community with the cooperation with the City of Kenmore.

He was awarded Kenmore's McMaster Heritage Award in 2003 for his outstanding community service.

LeRoy's Memorial will be next Sunday, July 10th, 2016, at 2PM at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 16450 Juanita Drive N.E. in Kenmore.

Ron Gehrke
was presented the 2016
McMaster Heritage Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the Kenmore community.

At the Annual
Kenmore Founder's Day Observance

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016




PREVIOUS McMASTER HERITAGE AWARDS
Award Recipients

2015: Dr Daniel K. Church
2014: Kent Sturgis
2013: Harrold Thompson
2012: Staci Adman
2011: L.G. "Bud" Eaton
2010: Dick Taylor
2009: Dave Maehren
2008: Priscilla Droge
2007: Jo Ann Evans
2006: Roland Lindstrom
2005: Tom Traeger
2004: Richard Ramsey
2003: LeRoy Anenson
2002: Ralph Swanson


EAGLE INN PHOTOS

Philip Krebs has submitted 26 photos of Kenmore restaurant Eagle Inn, which later became the Porterhouse, at the current location of a Starbuck's cafe on Bothell Way. Click here to view these photos. Page 4 of our 2005 Newsletter has a very fascinating historical article about the Krebs family and the Eagle Inn.

Photo submitted by Kenmore resident Steve Prestek
200th
                        Street in the 1950s, click to view large image.
Click to view larger

Shown is an old picture I scanned that was hanging on an older Kenmore resident's wall. The road is 200th at the 6100 block, The small shed in the field is actually still there (in a field) but the house and flat garage have been replaced by a yellow split level. Looking at the cars, this was probably shot around 1957 or '59. I believe that these buildings were the remnants of a truck farm operated by a Japanese gentleman that was interned in WWII. The people shown in the photo purchased the property sometime after WWII. The area across the street from the house used to be called "The Goat Farm". The small creek is now gone. The photo was taken from a Navy helicopter by John Yeaman.

I have a higher resolution scan of this if you are interested.

Steve Prestek




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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE by Annette Eaton
2015 in review

In 2015, the Kenmore Heritage Society presented some interesting and informative free public programs at the Kenmore Community Club.

In February 2015 we presented Dr Daniel Church, President of Bastyr University for the past 10 years, our Annual McMaster Heritage Award for outstanding volunteerism and service to the Kenmore Community. This award is presented each year at our Founder's Day Celebration, and the recipient is selected from nominations by community citizens with the final selection by the Board of Directors of the Heritage Society.

March was a special program that was presented by Mark Miller, Treasurer of the Steamship Virginia V Foundation. He reflected on the long service of the Virginia V, which is the last operating steamship of the original "Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet" that operated in Puget Sound in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

We traveled away for our April program to Bastyr University for an in-depth tour of the buildings; special refreshments were served by Bastyr students. This was our second tour of that facility.

Our very own Northshore Fire Department was the focus of our May program with Fire Commissioner Dave Maehren presenting the History of the Kenmore Fire Department (King County Fire District No. 16). A tour of the building followed.

Back to Kenmore Community Club in June where Don Swanson, Manager of Plywood Supply, gave an interesting history with many photo slides of the company's past. Don is the son of Ralph Swanson who started the family business which moved to Kenmore from Lake City in 1956.

July was the 12th Annual All Non-Profit Picnic hosted by the Community Club. Participants are The Arts of Kenmore, Kenmore Senior Center, Friends of the Kenmore Library, Kenmore Heritage Society and the Kenmore Community Club.

Instead of a program in August, the Heritage Society, along with Kenmore Camera, held the first annual "A Day in the Life of Kenmore" Photo Contest. We had many entries and presented 13 total prizes including a "Best of Show" chosen from the six category 1st Place Winners. It was a perfect day for photo taking, and we received beautiful entries from spots we didn't know existed in Kenmore. Watch for our 2016 contest, which is scheduled for August 6. Thanks to Jim Donovan at Kenmore Camera for his wonderful support.

In September we sponsored, along with the (Northshore) Kenmore Senior Center, a trip to the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum in downtown Seattle. The museum has a large collection of Seattle Police and King County Sheriff artifacts dating back to the 1880s, and our guide presented a fascinating narrative on the history of law enforcement in the Seattle area. This museum is located across from the newly renovated King Street Station.

A little German history came along with our program in October. Ursula Parr, a part of the family of the owners and a previous employee of the Schnitzelbank Restaurant, gave us a history of the family, the construction of the building and its beautiful carvings, German cuisine, and dancers. Owner Elizabeth Poessinger came here from Germany in 1954.

Our Annual Harvest Celebration was held in November, with a brief election of officers and trustees for 2016 followed by a special movie presentation of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, "Sons of the Desert". Thanks to Russ Evans for showing us the classic film from his collection of Laurel and Hardy escapades.

Beginning a new year

The January program was the history of Murphy’s Auction, presented by Bob Hensel, a long time employee. In Kenmore for 45 years, the James G. Murphy Company is a family-run business and a great asset to the community. They deal with a vast array of items at their auctions from heavy equipment to forestry products to art and antiques. Bob gave an "auctioneer's spiel" to show how to sell a Kenmore Flag and told us from beginning to end how an item goes from their warehouse to buyer. Another of our interesting community programs!

Our annual February program is the presentation of the McMaster Award. This year’s recipient was Ron
Gehrke (see photo/article on front page).

March brought us an interesting program on Barns of Camano Island and other surrounding areas. Jerry Magelssen, professor emeritus from Shoreline Community College, presented this well received presentation, which included a slide show of photos he’s taken for over 50 years.

The upcoming April program is highlighted on the front page. The May program is tentatively scheduled for Ron Gehrke to present a program on the history of Northshore Utility District, formerly the separate entities of Water District 79 and the NE Lake Washington Sewer District.

As you can see, the Kenmore Heritage Society continues to share history with the community, both historical happenings within the community and from the region, as well. Programs are scheduled on the first Wednesday evening of most months and are free to the public. We invite community members and friends to be a part of these informative gatherings.

THE KENMORE HISTORY PATH

CLICK HERE FOR A SLIDE PRESENTATION ABOUT THE KENMORE HISTORY PATH INTERPRETIVE SIGN PROJECT ... This is a large file, it may take a few minutes to load!

  Kenmore
                        History Path

The KENMORE HISTORY PATH Dedication
was held Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Log Boom Park in Kenmore
The Kenmore History Path features a number of panels depicting significant events in Kenmore's history.

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awarded a $7500 grant for the Kenmore History Walk at Logboom Park . The grant application was written by project co-chairs Tom and Bobbi Traeger and committee members Char Crawford, Fran Owen and Elmer Skold. The grant supplements funds already committed by the City of Kenmore and the Kenmore Heritage Society toward the project.



"KENMORE BY THE LAKE, A Community History"
a great gift!

Award-winning Books are for sale at $25 per copy at the Kenmore City Hall, Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, and Ostrom's Drug and Gift in Kenmore.

CLICK HERE to view and print the brochure and order form for Kenmore's new History Book, Kenmore By The Lake, A Community History. ( Acrobat Reader needs to be on your computer for this. Your computer may already have it; if not, you can download and install it from here, at no cost.)
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Awards for our History Book

NATIONAL AWARD FOR KENMORE
The Kenmore Heritage Society has received a prestigious Certificate of Commendation for its book Kenmore by the Lake: A Community History from the American Association for State and Local History in September. The Kenmore Heritage Society is a young organization in a new city, but it has produced a publication that is an outstanding contribution to our region's historical record, and a model for other young community heritage organizations. Click on this image to view large.




AWARD OF PUBLICATION EXCELLENCE
The Washington Museum Association Excellence committee has chosen the book Kenmore by the Lake, A Community History as a recipient of the Award of Publication Excellence. Research for the book was funded in part by a Special Projects Grant from Heritage 4Culture.