Architects: Charles Walter Ertz

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Charles Walter Ertz, Chas.W. Ertz, Co., and Ertz, Burns & Co. (Thomas B. Burns)

Charles W. Ertz practiced architecture in the Portland area for almost 25 years. Ertz also ran a separate construction company named Chas. W. Ertz, Co. He designed a summer cottage for himself and his own residence, both located on Oswego Lake. His sister, Cecelia Margaret Ertz Beckner, also lived in Oswego. Beginning in 1927, Cecelia and her husband, William Mason Beckner ran the Beckner grocery store in Oswego.

In 1935 or 1936, Ertz moved to Beverly Hills, California and opened an office. Tom Burns was made a partner and he managed the Portland Ertz, Burns & Co. office. Ertz died in Beverly Hills in 1979 at the age of  91.

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1925
Ertz Summer Cottage
Location: Lakefront Road
Disposition: Demolished
Photo courtesy of Betty Ager

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George Rogers Building I

1925
George Rogers Building I
Location: 402 N. State Street
Disposition: Extant
Alterations: Minor

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Ertz House

1928
Ertz House
Location: 1650 North Shore Road
Disposition: Demolished in 2000
National Register of Historic Places

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Ladd Estate Company Forest Hills Branch Sales Office

1928 (Attributed) There is no conclusive evidence that Ertz designed this structure.
Originally constructed as a real estate sales office, the building was altered extensively and remodeled into a Colonial style residence by the architect C. W. Jackson in 1939.

Ladd Estate Company Forest Hills Branch Sales Office
Note: The Ladd Estate Company had at least four sales offices in Oswego and they were designed to look like homes.
Location: 398 Tenth Street
Disposition: Extant
Alterations: Major
Photo courtesy of Roberta Pierce Kent

 

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Jantzen House

1936
Jantzen House
Location: Island in Oswego Lake
Disposition: Extant

1936
McLellan House (no photo)
Location: Shores of Oswego Lake
Disposition: Extant Altered