Lake Oswego has a rich heritage and It is important to keep our historic properties at the forefront, whether on the city’s Landmark Designation List or not. I am a longtime resident of First Addition and my family has lived in the area since 1910. The beautiful Scared Heart Catholic Church on the corner of First Street and E Avenue is a treasure in the First Addition … [Read more...] about The Sacred Heart Church, Landmark of First Addition
There are presently two historic houses for sale and just sold in Lake Oswego that are on the City's Landmark Designation List: The Voss-Brown house at 491 4th St in the First Addition, and the Mathiesen-Worthington house at 885 McVey in the South Oswego neighborhood. The latter property is additionally on the National Register of Historic Places. If you are reading … [Read more...] about Historic Resources Recently on the Market
Some people say I live in the past, but I say the past lives in me.Richard Sundeleaf Richard Wilhelm Sundeleaf (1900-1987) is considered one of Oregon’s most significant, versatile, and prolific architects. His career spanned from the 1920s to the 1980s and his portfolio spans some 3,000 projects. Sundeleaf was a Portland native and a 1923 graduate of the University of … [Read more...] about Sundeleaf, Richard W.
I have been living in Lake Oswego's newest dedicated landmark, the Bondell House, for two weeks now and am loving every minute. of it (As soon as I FINALLY unpack all the moving boxes I'm sure I will love it even more!). I had been keeping my eyes out for a one story, preferably historic, house ever since a serious traffic accident left me without total mobility. My 3 level … [Read more...] about Life in the Latest LO Landmark
Charmicide: Moving to an area to live because of its charm, but then demolishing the existing building stock to build something different thus removing the charm that attracted the residents in the first place. In 2006, “Cottage Living” magazine voted First Addition one of the ten best cottage communities in the country. Fifteen years later we watch as one by one the homes … [Read more...] about Charmicide