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Laidlaw House, Circa 1930

Laidlaw House

Laidlaw House, Circa 1930

Location: 16906 Cherry Crest Drive


Dr. Laidlaw died shortly after the house was built. Fred Salway, an attorney and law librarian at the Multnomah County law Library purchased the house.  Salway’s daughter, Elizabeth Ryan moved into the house with her children in 1938.  Ms. Ryan was a prize-winning journalist and served as the news editor for the Lake Oswego Review for 22 years.  The house is a good example of the Colonial Revival style.  The handsome entrance is graced by a gabled hood supported by classically inspired posts.  The façade is balanced on one end by a porte-cochere with deck above and the other end by a sunroom also with a deck.  Other important Colonial features include the horizontal lap siding, multi-light doors and windows and gabled dormers