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1. The Peter Kirk building - 620 Market Street, Kirkland - constructed between 1890 and 1892, was named for the city's founder whose office was on the second floor.  The Victorian building is on the Eastside's better known landmarks.


2. The Kirkland State Bank - 701 Market Street, Kirkland - This is one of Peter's Kirk¬ís original brick buildings built in 1888.  It opened as a bank in 1911 and was the first bank in Kirkland.


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3. The Heritage Hall - 203 Market Street, Kirkland - this former Christian Science Church was built in 1922.  It now houses the Heritage Hall Resource Center which is operated by the Kirkland Heritage Society.


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4. Kirkland's Cooperative Cannery - 640 8th Ave, Kirkland - This cooperative cannery was one of four in Washington funded by the Federal Works Progress Administration.   The cannery preserved fruits, vegetables and meats for low income families during the Great Depression in exchange for one third of the produce canned.  The food received as a result of this in-kind contribution was then donated to local hospitals and prisons.


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5. Juanita Bay Park - 2201 Market Street,  Kirkland - Juanita Bay Park was once the home of the Juanita Golf Course, which opened in 1932 and was in operation for more than 40 years. Its landscape of gentle rolling hills, as well as its proximity to wetlands, made for a natural conversion into one of the best parks for urban nature walking on the Eastside. The historic Juanita Bridge over the wetlands no longer carries automobile traffic, and provides pedestrians with a chance to see waterfowl, turtles, beavers, and other small animals. Across the bay is Juanita Beach, once a popular resort in the 1920s and 1930s.

Historical Photographs and some text courtesy of Eastside Heritage Center. 

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