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.
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
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
First Addition, Oswego’s Third Neighborhood The second iron furnace built one-quarter mile north of the original furnace reshaped the town. The completion of the modern, high-capacity furnace in 1888 created the need for additional housing for workers and “First Addition” was platted. The Oregon Iron and Steel Company marketed lots for as low as $25. The first year it was … [Read more...] about 1888 First Addition