Kirkland Centennial

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Kirkland Celebrating 100 Years – 1905-2005

The celebration may be over, but we've left this historical information up about Kirkland. We hope you enjoy it.

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From a population under 400 in 1905 to more than 45,000 today, Kirkland, Washington is a burgeoning “Eastside” of Seattle community anchored in lakeshore ship building and wool-milling history.

With 100 years of small town and then suburban growth, this city of seemingly “endless” shorelines has been forged into a tapestry of neighborhoods, with impressive parks and a lakeside walkable downtown full of small shops, restaurants, art galleries, historic buildings and other cultural attractions.

On this website, we’ll step you through the storybook of Kirkland’s history, ghost stories and all! We’ll show you how to create your own Centennial activities. You can find out when our community events and festive celebrations are taking place. And we’ll show you a collection of Centennial memorabilia and tell you where you can buy it.

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