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Classic Houses & History Boat Tour

Boat Tour2Lake Oswego Preservation Society is hosting The Classic Houses and History Boat Tour on Oswego Lake. This two-hour non-stop guided cruise features over 50 classic homes and historic sites. Years of meticulous research has gone into identifying the architects and original homeowners to create this informative and entertaining tour.

To accommodate this number of guests, two tours are held on the same day, Boat Tourone at 9:00 AM and another at 1:00 PM. Following light refreshments and brief introductory remarks, the tour departs from the docks at Sundeleaf Plaza. A guide on each boat, equipped with a microphone and the tour narrative, insures that all of the information shared is consistent and audible.

Tickets are available to the general public and will be released on August 1. The non-refundable admission is $75 of which $25 is a tax-deductible charitable donation.

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The Reel Lake Oswego: The Lake Oswego Preservation Society Brings the Past Alive through Historic Home Movies

The Lake Oswego Preservation Society presents The Reel Lake Oswego: Clown Diver to Sky Divers. You’ll see early water sports such as aquaplaning, a 1930s equestrian event at the Lake Oswego Hunt, the City’s 1947 Rose Parade float, dining at Irelands on the lake, golfing at the Oswego Lake Country Club in the 1930s and 1950s, the Boones Ferry Day Parade in the 1960s, and even a shark infested Oswego Lake!

This film was made possible by those who generously shared their home movies, some dating back to 1924! The Oregon Historical Society also contributed footage from its collection. From these never-seen-before sources, the Society has created a visually compelling narrated film that brings to life scenes of Oswego, Lake Grove, Oswego Lake, and community events from the 1920s through the 1960s. Lake Oswego’s special legacy will live on — in motion picture — for generations.

 The award-winning Kate McMahon Productions is the film’s producer. A Clackamas County Community Partnership Program grant, along with generous sponsors, has enabled the Society to offer free admission.

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The Reel Lake Oswego: The Lake Oswego Preservation Society Brings the Past Alive through Historic Home Movies

The Lake Oswego Preservation Society presents The Reel Lake Oswego: Clown Diver to Sky Divers. You’ll see early water sports such as aquaplaning, a 1930s equestrian event at the Lake Oswego Hunt, the City’s 1947 Rose Parade float, dining at Irelands on the lake, golfing at the Oswego Lake Country Club in the 1930s and 1950s, the Boones Ferry Day Parade in the 1960s, and even a shark infested Oswego Lake!

This film was made possible by those who generously shared their home movies, some dating back to 1924! The Oregon Historical Society also contributed footage from its collection. From these never-seen-before sources, the Society has created a visually compelling narrated film that brings to life scenes of Oswego, Lake Grove, Oswego Lake, and community events from the 1920s through the 1960s. Lake Oswego’s special legacy will live on — in motion picture — for generations.

 The award-winning Kate McMahon Productions is the film’s producer. A Clackamas County Community Partnership Program grant, along with generous sponsors, has enabled the Society to offer free admission.

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Lake Oswego Historic Home Tour

2015 HHT

Oswego Heritage Council honors historic homes in Lake Oswego on May 16th from 11am-4pm with its annual Lake Oswego Historic Home Tour. Homes included on the tour are over 50 years old and have been minimally modified from the intention with which they were built. Join us as we celebrate the community’s architectural treasures! Tickets are $25 for OHC members and $30 for non-members. For more information visit www.oswegoheritage.org. Tickets can be purchased at www.oswegoheritage.org or in person at the Heritage House (398 10th Street), Zupan’s Market in Lake Grove and Dennis’ 7 Dees in Lake Oswego.

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Christie School today
(photo courtesy of Marylou Colver)

A Case Study in Preservation Law: Christie School

Only 62 designated Landmark buildings remain in Lake Oswego. Today, the community faces the sixth public hearing in three years regarding the delisting or major alteration of a Landmark property: the 106-year-old Christie School. Until recently, delisting applications were based on city code which allows removal of designation only if specific criteria are met. However, […]

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6th Lake Oswego Historic Home Tour

To help us celebrate National Historic Preservation Month, and in recognition of our community’s historic past and architectural diversity, Oswego Heritage Council announces its 6th Lake Oswego Historic Home Tour. On Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 11:00am to 4:00pm, the council will celebrate the beauty of Lake Oswego by showcasing historic homes and gardens.

Saturday, May 17, docents will be on hand at the historic homes in Lake Oswego as part of Oswego Heritage Council’s Historic Home Tour, answering your questions about each home’s architectural past.

Tickets are limited in number, and may can be purchased now by visiting our website at http://www.oswegoheritage.org/events/hometour.html and/or by visiting the Oswego Heritage House at 398 Tenth Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon. The cost per ticket is $35. Members of Oswego Heritage Council please buy your tickets at OHC or online. Once you have purchased your tickets come to Oswego Heritage House on May 17th after 11:00 a.m. to pick up your tour book and start your tour. Tickets will be available for purchase after April 16, 2014 at the following locations Dennis’ 7-Dees, 1090 McVey; and Zupan’s 16380 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego.

For further information about purchasing tickets, becoming a member of Oswego Heritage Council or exploring Lake Oswego history, please call the Oswego Heritage House at 503.635.6373.

We would like to acknowledge our Premier Sponsor, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. Distinguished Sponsors are Paul Schatz Furniture. Private Client Advisor’s / Fireman’s Fund, and City of Lake Oswego Lake Oswego Review, Willamette Valley Vineyards.

 

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Lake Oswego Landmark Designation Presentation

OswegoHeritageThe City of Lake Oswego Historic Resources Advisory Board (HRAB) Board members will present a program in which they will explain the charge and responsibilities of this Board, and give information in the form of a Power Point presentation regarding the City’s Landmark Designation List properties.

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Modern Masters: from International Style to Northwest Regional

MCM083Join the Oswego Heritage Council for “Modern Masters: from International Style to Northwest Regional” presented by Associate Director State Historic Preservation Officer, Christine Curran, on mid 20th century architecture. Christine Curran is an architectural historian with the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, which is a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. A native Oregonian, Chrissy received her undergraduate degree from Lewis and Clark College, and her master of science from the University of Oregon’s historic preservation program

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The Carman House in about 1900 (Photo courtesy Lake Oswego Library)

Next Stop LUBA: Lessons Learned from the Carman House

Since 2012, the Lake Oswego Preservation Society has spearheaded a community-wide effort to save the oldest and arguably most historically significant house in Lake Oswego, the 1855 territorial-era Carman House. Representing one of just a small handful of pre-statehood properties that still stand in the Willamette Valley, just a few weeks ago the local landmark […]

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