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.
LO Preservation Perspectives
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.
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