- Carman House
- Circa 1855
- Vernacular Style, no architect
- 3811 Carman Drive
- City of Lake Oswego Landmark
- National Register of Historic Places (in process)
The oldest house in Lake Oswego City of Lake Oswego Landmark Designation List – The Society saved the Carman House from de-listing. On August 4, 2016 the Oregon Supreme Court ruled unanimously in our favor in the case of Lake Oswego Preservation Society v. City of Lake Oswego. It is the first time this high court has heard a preservation issue and set a statewide precedent that protects hundreds of historically designated buildings from delisting.
The Carman House was part of a Donation Land Claim. The house has been added onto over the years, but the original structure is still present. The owner of the property has agreed to donate the house to the Lake Oswego Preservation Society. We intend to make sure that this house is preserved and protected as an important piece of Lake Oswego’s history.
Cultural Resources Inventory Field Form 1988-1989
Historic Resource Survey Form 2014