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.
Pipes, Wade Hampton
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
Bates House #4
Bates House #4 circa 1954Architect: Wade Hampton Pipes. The house is located at 4101 SW South Shore Blvd. The historic landscaping has been removed from the property and the home is under threat through neglect and the desire of the current owner to split the lot. … [Read more...] about Bates House #4
Country Club District
Country Club District, A Dream Come True The concept of creating Country Club Districts near large cities was spreading across the nation in the 1920s. Why waste precious hours of leisure time commuting to the golf links? George F. Cotterill, former Seattle mayor and a well-respected civil engineer, was hired to design the overall plan of the district. Prized Jersey cows … [Read more...] about Country Club District