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Mural makes Kenmore history

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Photo by Eli Reed

While walking down 73rd Ave. in Kenmore, people used to see a plain, blank wall standing 188 feet long and 12 feet high, merely insignificant. Now this same wall has been splashed with a lot of color and a lot of history, the living history of Kenmore.

The City of Kenmore and St. Vincent de Paul unveiled The Kenmore Living History Mural on the side of the building on Sept. 5. The Mural shows Kenmores history from the Native Americans who lived on Lake Washington to the hydroplane races at the same location hundreds of years later.

Gaul Culley, one of the main artist who worked on the project, worked for the whole summer to give the city of Kenmore a constant reminder of its rich history.

“The living history is not only acknowledging the foundation of Kenmore the people, places, but also what is happening now,” Culley said.

The mural was created to help bring the community of Kenmore together and was first considered to be a love note to the city. Now the project has expanded even further than a love note according to Culley.

“I hope that this mural becomes recognized by the State and National Historical Societies as an educational tool and elemental historical document,” Culley said.

One of the interesting features of the mural is a depiction of  Inglemoor’s very own cross-country team. Staci Adman, the other artist on the project, added the runners after the idea was presented to her by the cross country coach Kelly Richards.

“I think it was perfect to have an opportunity for a little more obvious current representation, as long as people see the ‘Inglemoor’ on the runner’s uniforms,” Adman said.

With the cross country team being shown as a part of Kenmore’s history, it has given Inglemoor a connection to its city. This has struck a chord with senior Wilson Turk, one of the cross country team captains.

“I think the cross country team is a huge part of the school,” Turk said. “The fact that we get representation in the community is really cool to see.”

With the mural finished Adman has one wish for what the mural can be for the city.

“I hope that driving by the colorful mural makes people have pride for their community,” Adman said. “I hope that it makes people happy.”

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Joanna Wyler
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Joanna Wyler is the photo and A&E editor on staff. She also dabbles in column writing. Joanna is a teacup pig and coffee enthusiast who also enjoys the occasional vine compilation video (RIP). Joanna is always down for a spontaneous adventure or nap. Joanna was also Time’s 2006 person of the year, not to brag.

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    Gretchen NixonMar 28, 2023 at 5:49 PM

    Well done Joanna,
    You did an excellent job on the article making it lively and informative. The artists invited many of us local yokels to help paint and it was an exciting project we are all proud of.

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