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.
1925 Ertz Summer Cottage
Location: Lakefront Road
Photo courtesy of Betty Ager
1925 George Rogers Building I
Location: 402 N. State Street
1928 Ertz House
Location: 1650 North Shore Road
Disposition: Demolished in 2000
National Register of Historic Places
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
Photo courtesy of Roberta Pierce Kent
1936 Jantzen House
Location: Island in Oswego Lake
1936 McLellan House (no photo)
Location: Shores of Oswego Lake
Disposition: Extant Altered