A Brief History of Mirrormont
Mirrormont is a neighborhood located in the Tiger Mountains in King County, Washington. The area was used in the late 1800s as part of the Northern Pacific railroad. Additional rail lines branched out from the main line to access log loading areas both east and west of the main line that ran through Mirrormont. This wood was used to build Seattle and the two wood-stave water lines that provide Seattle’s water (that is still used today!).
The name “Mirrormont” was inspired by the name of a villa in Casablanca, Morocco in North Africa called Villa Miramar, meaning “view of the sea.” Mirrormont developer Rod Loveless had visited the villa several times for parties and receptions. Initially wanting to call Mirrormont Miramonte, meaning “view of the mountain,” the name of the community was changed to the more unique Mirrormont, or “mirror of the mountain.” The first house in Mirrormont was sold to Washington patrolman Joe Sackaman in 1962. The Mirrormont Country Club was built in the early 1960s by Rod Loveless and other Mirrormont residents. The club was opened in 1969 with a huge pool party! A baseball field was also built, which doubled as a Fourth of July celebration center.
Mirrormont is also known for its horse stables. In the 1960s and ’70s, the stables were home to many ponies and lessons were offered in the main corral. On summer evenings, people would often sit around a roaring campfire, telling stories or singing with a guitar. Rustic and authentic, Mirrormont Stables captured the rural spirit of the area.
Today, Mirrormont is home to over 3,000 residents. The Mirrormont Community Association holds many events for their residents, giving them plenty to do on their time off. These events include Easter egg hunts, gardening talks, garage sales, spring clean-ups, and a pea patch plant sale. The Mirrormont community often comes together for development projects, including a pea patch that was developed started in 2009. Residents came together to remove debris from the site, harvested rocks, installed a French drain and cleared blackberries. The beds for the pea patch were hand built in 2010 and a shed was built that year as well. Today, the harvest from the Mirrormont pea patch is donated to the Issaquah Food Bank. As of 2018, 2,438 pounds of produce have been donated!
Mirrormont residents have the forest in their own backyard, making the sight of deer, rabbits, and slugs frequent. Residents enjoy their time at Mirrormont Park, which is maintained by the Mirrormont Park Committee. The committee members act as stewards who monitor the status of the park, suggest and manage improvements, organize and lead work parties to maintain and enhance the park. Some of their current projects include storm clean-up, upkeep of native plant signs, restoration of native plants, and removal of invasive noxious weeds.
Eastside Bavarian: The Auto Repair Shop for Mirrormont Residents
Like most Americans, Mirrormont residents depend on their cars to get around. They trust Eastside Bavarian in Issaquah for all their auto repair needs. Established in 2003, our technicians have decades of experience and have all been through factory training and/or advanced technical training and can take care of your vehicle, bumper to bumper. Here are some reasons Mirrormont residents choose Eastside Bavarian:
- We will always provide honest and straightforward repair estimates to our customers.
- We will maintain open communications with our customers and their service technician.
- We will continuously train our technicians for the vehicles in which we specialize.
We are committed to providing high-quality customer service and will thoroughly assess all parts of your vehicle to ensure it keeps running smoothly for years to come. If you are a Mirrormont resident, feel free to stop by Eastside Bavarian today!