Kenmore Post Office opens on November 12, 1903.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 2/15/1999
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 583
On November 12, 1903, Kenmore Post Office opens. William C. McMaster is appointed postmaster. Mail is distributed from the company store of the sawmill located there. On May 31, 1915, the post office closes for 22 years.

Twenty-two years later, on May 17, 1937, the post office reopened. Joseph Horrigan was postmaster, and distributed mail from a grocery store.

Kenmore is located 12 miles north of Seattle 2.5 miles west of Bothell at north end of Lake Washington.

The Northern Pacific Railroad passed through Kenmore.


Sources: Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 672-673.

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