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
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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.
A native of Oregon, Pipes was highly regarded, and as fellow celebrated architect Pietro Belluschi wrote in 1986, “He began as a skilled craftsman and became an inspired designer with a flair for good composition and fine detailing” (Wade Hampton Pipes – Arts and Crafts Architect in Portland, OR Anne Brewster Clarke 1986: pg. IX). Between 1911 and 1961 Pipes designed 69 custom … [Read more...] about Pipes, Wade Hampton
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