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
Historic Resources Recently on the Market
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
Sundeleaf, Richard W.
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.
Life in the Latest LO Landmark
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
Historic Carman House to be Donated to LOPS
The historic Carman House, the oldest house in Lake Oswego, is to be donated to the Lake Oswego Preservation Society. The Wilmont family, descendants of the original owners, are partnering with the Lake Oswego Preservation Society to preserve the Carman House and tell the important story of the Carman Family. The Carman House is the only house left in Lake Oswego that … [Read more...] about Historic Carman House to be Donated to LOPS