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.
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
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
Our Lady of the Lake School 1941 716 A Avenue Pietro Belluschi, Architect - Demolished July 2012 … [Read more...] about Our Lady of the Lake School
Platt House circa 1900 City of Lake Oswego Landmark 595 Fifth Street Vernacular Style - Demolished 2010 by a majority vote of the City of Lake Oswego Historic Resources Advisory Board. There was one abstention and one vote against demolition. … [Read more...] about Platt House