Kenmore Community Club

7304 NE 175th Street

Kenmore Community Club, Bothell Citizen, March 5, 1953, p. 4, Courtesy KHS Image Archive (2018.2)
Kenmore Community Club, 7304 NE 175th St, 2020, Courtesy Emily Rainey
Bear sculpture, Kenmore Community Club, 2020, Courtesy Emily Rainey
Kenmore Community Club stage curtain, Courtesy Kenmore Community Club, Kenmore Heritage Society

7304 NE 175th Street

“To make memories with each other and give shape to time.” In March of 1930, Kenmore Community Club opened their doors, bought a piano, and formed an orchestra. Dances were held on meeting nights after business was completed. The orchestra, who traveled around in Model-T Fords, also played for dances at other small settlements in the area. The Club was organized primarily for citizens to discuss local issues such as road construction, fire protection, and voter polls. Over the decades it has served as an activities center, including the annual Klondike Night (celebrating Kenmore’s connection to Seattle’s water system), plus orchestra concerts, dances, card parties, potlucks, and “basket socials,” at which supper baskets were auctioned off. Inside, the main room displays a colorful stage curtain sporting advertisements for some of Kenmore’s vibrant historical businesses. The Club continues to this day to be a locale for meetings, music, live theatre and social events.

Check out: Find the baby bear sculpture hiding in the bushes.

As you leave the parking lot at the back of the Community Club building, head east on 175th for one block. When you reach the sign for Squires Landing Park on your left, turn right and continue past the apartment complex. The park will be at the end of the drive.

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