In what were once classrooms, our guestrooms pay homage to the very teachers, memorable students, school staff and community figures who once filled these halls, rooms and, well, helped put Bothell on the map. Maybe you can stay the night in the Dick Younck Room, named for a favorite science teacher in the early 1960s; or the Tommy Thompson Room, named for a famed local skydiver; or the Holly Call Room, named for the last principal of Anderson School, 2003-2009....
FIRST FLOOR ANDERSON SCHOOL HOTEL ROOMS
101 Chris Walla: Bothell native, co-founder of Death Cab for Cutie, co-founder of Bothell High student "Open Mike" series sometimes held at Anderson School.
102 Dr. Hebbel Hoff: Valedictorian of his 1924 graduating class at Bothell High School, Hebbel went on to be a pioneer in electrocardiology and a research scientist of the "human machine," integrating medicine, biochemistry, psychology and physiology to treat the whole person.
103 Charlotte Davis: 1984 U.S. Olympic synchronized swimming coach, Charlotte founded and coached for the Seattle Aqua Club. She trained lots of girls in synchronized swimming at the community pool (today's Anderson School's North Shore Lagoon) from 1973 into the mid-1980s. Two of her swimmers, Tracie Ruiz and Candy Costie, went with her to the '84 Olympics and won gold.
104 The Wheel: Named for the century-old British stained glass window perfectly fitted into the bored hole in the foundation of this previously windowless room. The Wheel also references the Grateful Dead song of the same name, first performed in Portland in 1976.
105 Erma Olin: Daughter of early Bothell settlers, member of Bothell High's first graduating class (1912), taught more than 30 years at Anderson School.
106 Alfred Sundholm: Builder/general contractor of Anderson School, former shipwright.
107 Gerhard Erickson: Bothell pioneer and merchant, state legislator, spearheaded first Good Roads movement in early 1900s, led to Bothell-Everett Highway.
108 Pat Pierce: Special education teacher at Anderson School in the early 1970s, helped organize the Bothell Art Festival at Anderson School, City Council member, Bothell Historical Museum volunteer.
109 Harold "Pop" Keeney: Legendary Bothell High School football and basketball coach, namesake of Pop Keeney Stadium, son of Bothell pioneers and Bothell High alumni, class of 1919.
110 Don Bagnall: Anderson School vice principal, early 1960s, combatted students' changing clothes, hairstyles and attitudes in tough but fair way. Responsible for greater racial diversity of school district faculty.
111 Gene Ristow: Popular drivers ed teacher and science, listened and talked with his students during times of big change,1960s-‘80s.
112 Willow People: Native people who hunted, gathered and lived seasonally in Bothell area for centuries before white contact.
113 Alvin and John Rodgers: Early Bothell settlers who ran notorious/glorious Olympia Bar and American Hotel.
114 Ben McAdoo: Seattle civil rights leader, 1950s-‘70s, the first African American architect to maintain a practice in Washington State; he, his wife and school-age kids lived in Bothell, 1958-62.
115 David C. and Mary Ann Bothell: Pioneer settlers and logging family; ran first boarding house, then hotel; namesake of town.
116 Terri Malinowski: Anderson School English teacher in 1980-81; news editor for Bothell newspaper 1970s; first Northshore School District communications director in the 1980s; compiled school district history; Woodinville and Bothell museum volunteer.
117 James P. Egawa: Born to a Japanese father and Lummi Indian mother, experienced cultural diversity as a child and made it his life's work. He taught art/photography at Anderson School in the early ‘60s, then dedicated his life to reforming Indian education.
118 Marilyn Eylar Conaway: Inspirational Bothell High teacher of World History, Contemporary Affairs and English, 1956 to 1964. She organized mock political conventions and a Model U.N. at Bothell High School, featuring state and national political figures.
119 Gerald Conaway: From the late 1950s into the mid-‘60s, Gerry was an art teacher first at Anderson School and then at Bothell High. He motivated a lot of students who otherwise had shown no interest or talent for art.
120 Arne Dixon: His childhood fascination with yo-yos launched a career that has brought a positive impact to children around the globe; he went from being a Duncan yo-yo demonstrator to ultimately developing a school assembly business with the goal of bringing out the champion in every student.
121 Rob Thompson: 1961 Bothell High grad became a movie and TV director/producer for Northern Exposure, Monk, Ed and other shows. While living in neighboring Woodinville Rob wrote a screenplay that became the 1975 Hollywood movie, Hearts of the West, a western/comedy starring Alan Arkin, Andy Griffith and a young Jeff Bridges.
122 Ron Green Sr.: Local arts and culture leader, organized theater productions in the 1950s, and first international student exchanges at Bothell High early 1960s; co-authored local history book; Bothell Historical Museum volunteer.
SECOND FLOOR ANDERSON SCHOOL HOTEL ROOMS
201 Gene Gentry McMahon: Bothell High grad of 1961, she is a distinguished Northwest artist known for narrative paintings that combine subtle humor with wry social commentary. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., Mexico and China, and includes such large-scale public arts works as a 30-foot mural in the Westlake Station of Seattle's light rail system.
202 Scott-Elliot Bird: A boom-and-bust, Fitzgerald-esque kind of character who bounced around the country making and losing fortunes. He came to Seattle in early 1900s and got into the new, booming automobile sales business, making another fortune. He moved to Bothell in the mid ‘20s and established a ranch/home near his friend and business partner Ben Boone. Bird lost another fortune in 1929 crash.
203 Ben Boone: Descendant of Daniel Boone's brother, he moved from a cattle ranch in Texas to become a wealthy car salesman and capitalist in Seattle (by way of the Yukon during Gold Rush days). He moved to Bothell in mid-1920s and established a cattle ranch. The annual Boone family round-up became a Bothell institution for many years.
204 Willie Sligh: Bothell resident who earlier had played bass in the influential 1970s Seattle funk and soul band Acapulco Gold.
205 Andrew Beckstrom: One of Bothell's first settlers, whose original cabin is now part of local history museum.
206 The Kanaya family: A Japanese-American couple thrived in Bothell with their vegetable and fruit market, while their children excelled in the schools and community activities, until the start of WWII, when all Japanese Americans were rounded up and sent to internment camps for the duration of the war.
207 Charles O. Wilson: Bothell pioneer, owned one of first shingle mills, later established a landmark bar called the Keystone Tavern.
208 Lowell Haynes: Married daughter of Bothell High coaching legend Pop Keeney and became an iconic community leader, city councilman, owner of landmark gas station ("little city hall"); father of Allen Haynes.
209 Columbus Greenleaf: Bothell's first white resident in the 1870s, he was an early educational leader and community advocate.
210 Bonnie Bird Gundlach: Bothell resident from late 1920s to mid 1930s, she became a renowned modern dance teacher, associated with Martha Graham; taught future legends Merce Cunningham and John Cage at the Cornish School in Seattle.
211 Gary Wegner: A leading professor and researcher of physics and astronomy, Wegner went through all 12 years of public school in Bothell, was a Fulbright Fellow and since 1982, has been professor of physics and astronomy at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. His areas of studies are white dwarf stars and late stellar evolution and cosmology.
212 Dennis Behrens: Arriving at Bothell High School in 1957, Behrens served as choral director for 24 years, instilling a love of singing in hundreds of students. In 1981, he was named Fine Arts Supervisor for the Northshore School District, remaining for six years before retiring in 1990.
213 Bernie Ackerman: Inspirational and influential Bothell High School music teacher, 1955-89, he conducted the school's bands and choirs, which consistently won regional, state and national acclaim for excellence. Ackerman was inducted into the Washington Music Educator's Hall of Fame in 1998.
214 Patty Johns Murray: Bothell native, daughter of a local merchant, became first woman U.S. Senator from Washington State in 1993.
215 Elmer Ellsworth Lytle: Came to Bothell in 1898 and established a grocery business and shingle mill, then switched professions to become a medical doctor, for which he had previously studied back in Ohio. His office building was moved to become part of the Bothell Museum complex at Bothell Landing.
216 Dr. Reuben Chase: Bothell's first medical doctor, he had fought in the Civil War at age 15, then studied medicine in Cincinnati. He and his family arrived in Bothell in 1889. Dr. Chase happily accepted produce, meat, livestock and housewares as payment for his house calls and medical services. He built a fruit dryer and smokehouse on his home lot for his surplus "payments."
217 Tracie Ruiz and Candy Costie: Bothell natives who won the gold medal in synchronized swimming in the 1984 Summer Olympics. They trained for the games at the Bothell community pool (today's North Shore Lagoon here at the Anderson School).
218 Al Haynes: Great Bothell High athlete, grandson of Bothell High coaching legend Pop Keeney, son of longtime Bothell civic leader Lowell Haynes, Allen taught, then served as principal at Bothell High, 1980s-2000s; was named Washington's Principal of the year.
219 Carol Aires Haynes: Part of early farming family, Anderson School student, distinguished career in social work, married Allen Haynes.
220 Vitulli Family: Operated the largest vegetable farm in the area for four decades, from 1934 until urban development of the North Creek Valley dramatically changed the landscape in the 1970s.
221 Belle Roberts: The grande dame of Thoroughbred race horses in the Northwest, she became one of the few women horse trainers of the mid 1900s. She and her husband, Hump Roberts (also a horse trainer), ran the Clearbrook Stables on the outskirts of Bothell 1940s-60s.
222 Bud Ericksen: Bothell native and son of a pioneer, he was a great athlete all through his Bothell schools days. Bud played for the Washington Redskins and later served as Bothell's mayor.
223 Dan Hall: Beloved longtime bus driver and first custodian of the Anderson School.
224 Nicholas Oeconomacos: Greek clarinetist, formerly in John Philip Sousa's famous marching band, taught music at Bothell High in the 1940s. Known for wearing vintage clothing.
225 Bernadette Arbow: Lived in Bend, OR, where she attended the St. Francis School (now McMenamins Old St. Francis School). She moved with her parents to Bothell following the outbreak of WWII because her father got a job in the shipyards outside Seattle.
THIRD FLOOR ANDERSON SCHOOL HOTEL ROOMS
301 Elmer Carlberg: The white-bearded pioneer known as the "Woodinville sage," Carlberg organized pioneer reunions and wrote regular local history columns in the local papers. In 1962, he went to the World's Fair to cover "the future," writing several articles for the paper.
302 Ron Nardone: Bothell native who loved his high school experience, especially playing football. As an adult he has created a Bothell High fun land on his home property, brimming with community and school relics and memorabilia, including the old scoreboard and goalposts from the school's football field.
303 Jim Geiszler: A longtime, inspirational teacher at SAS (Secondary Academy for Success, the alternative high school housed at Anderson School). A math teacher with a love of the blues, Jim launched the wildly popular and successful Music Project at SAS.
304 Ken & Marie Lynch: The couple who started the landmark Yakima Fruit Market in Bothell in the late 1930s.
305 Tommy Thompson: a.k.a. The Bat Man, a skydiver who performed at Bothell Mardi Gras event.
306 Carroll "Si" Siverson: Hired to teach and coach at Bothell High School in 1947, he became vice principal in 1957. He opened Inglemoor High School in 1964 and was its principal until retiring in 1977. Respected by students and staff alike, he attended all school activities, greeted attendees each fall at the Spaghetti Bowl and then served dinner and even cleaned up.
307 Roger Fisher & Steve Fossen: Original members of the rock band Heart; grew up in Kenmore and played clubs all around area.
308 Sue Kienast: Longtime leading force at Bothell Historical Museum and a spirited civic booster; being a McMenamins fan, she introduced the idea to Bothell's City Planning Department of asking McMenamins to do the Anderson School renovation.
309 Wilbert "Andy" Anderson: Namesake of Anderson School, first principal of Bothell Junior High from its opening in 1931 ‘til his retirement in 1956.
310 Holly Call: Last principal of Anderson School, 2003-09, when it housed the Secondary Academy for Success (SAS), the remarkably successful alternative high school for the Northshore School District.
311 Charles Asbury: Inspiring band teacher at Anderson School, 1950s-60s. He later became student counselor and vice principal of Anderson School.
312 Dick Truly: Boeing engineer and pilot, who married Ben Boone's daughter, Beverly. They lived on the old Boone ranch, and their kids went through Bothell schools.
313 Harvey Hansen: Creator of Hanburt Electric Guitars, he had a lamp and guitar shop on Bothell Way.
314 Roy Telquist: Roy grew up on a Bothell dairy farm and went through Bothell schools in 1930s-40s. He played football for Pop Keeney, and helped redevelop the athletic field in the mid 1940s, using his team of horses. He worked hard at many jobs and loved to unwind at the local dance halls.
315 Bernadette Bascom: A gifted singer, who performed with Stevie Wonder and the hot Seattle soul-funk band, Acapulco Gold, Bernadette mentored and worked with students of the Secondary Academy for Success in the early 2000s, coaching them on vocal skills and stage performance stage, as part of SAS's Music Project.
316 Leigh Henderson: Founder, force and inspiration of Alexa's Café, the downtown Bothell eatery and community hub.
317 Bob Knorr: A popular and highly effective Anderson School principal from the early 1960s until '65, when Anderson ceased being a junior high school.
318 Fred Eckhardt: Legendary "good beer" advocate and beer columnist for the Seattle Times and Portland Oregonian led the charge for craft brewing in Oregon and Washington from the 1980s into the 2010s. Fred was also a Seattle-area swimming instructor in the 1950s-60s.
319 Moritz Thomsen: Lauded literary author who lived in and wrote of poverty in Central and South America during 1960s-‘70s; as a child he had lived amongst great wealth and opulence at Wildcliff manor in Bothell late 1920s to early 1940s; his grandfather, the founder of Centennial Mills, was considered wealthiest person in Pacific Northwest.
320 Len Fellez: In 1989, Len became principal of SAS, the alternative high school housed at Anderson School, and took the program to a new, even more exceptional level of achievement. Len insisted high performance and participation from the students and through his inspiring and encouraging methods, they responded, leading to their success.
321 Greg Kuehnoel: A marine scientist who, come to think of it, decided he'd rather be a high school teacher, and he got a job at SAS, the alternative high school at Anderson School in the 1980s, where he quickly became the wood shop teacher. Over the next three decades he inspired and helped countless students realize their potential and find their wings.
322 John Hughes: Publisher/editor of the Northshore Citizen newspaper, 1961-1988; civic leader; helped establish scholarships for Bothell students, worked with Lowell Haynes and was great friends with Dick Truly.
323 Dick Yonck: Beloved Anderson School phys ed and science teacher of the early 1960s.
324 Larry Walters: Grandson of Bothell feed mill owner and early Bothell mayor, Charles Walters. Larry was raised in Bothell, went to the Seattle Pop Fest in Woodinville in 1969, and became great friends with McMenamins first brewer, Ron Wolf.
325 Karen Scholl Thorndike: Bothell High grad of 1960 became first American woman to sail solo around the world, at the age of 56. It took two years, from 1996 to 1998.
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