Lake Oswego is about to lose another of its charming older homes. The English Cottage "Storybook" style home at 757 "C" Ave (corner of "8th") in the First Addition was sold to a developer in March. They have already applied for a demolition permit from the City. Future development plans are unknown at this time, but the house sits on a double lot in the First Addition. It is … [Read more...] about 757 “C” Ave.
The Case For Preserving Our History The beautiful, historic Koehler house at 718 3rd Street in the First Addition is slated to be torn down. Based on conversations with the new owner, who recently purchased the four- bedroom, two-bath, 2859 sq. ft. house for $1,547,650, the plan is to demolish the house and replace it. Because the house has not been listed on … [Read more...] about This House Matters
Albert Gambell was a self-employed designer and homebuilder in the Portland area and is listed as such in the Portland directory intermittently from 1923 to 1956. Very few buildings designed by Gambell have been identified. Gambell died in 1971 at the age of 70. 1930Smith HouseLocation: LakewoodDisposition: ExtantAlterations: MajorPhotos: Courtesy of John Hedlund … [Read more...] about Gambell, Albert
Ladd Estate Company, Nature as the Antidote to Civilization After the demise of the iron industry, the Oregon Iron & Steel Company held extensive acreage in the Oswego, Lake Grove, and Dunthorpe areas. In 1912, they hired Atchison & Allen as their exclusive marketing agents and embarked on real estate venture to sell their land holdings. That same year, a petition … [Read more...] about Ladd Estate Company
Donation Land Claimants, The First Neighbors In 1843 at a series of meetings in Champoeg, Oregon settlers passe the Organic Act establishing a provisional government and creating the framework for donation land claims of up to 640 acres. In 1850, when Oregon became a state, Congress, in an effort to encourage population by white settlers, continued to support land … [Read more...] about Donation Land Claims