Historic Resources & Preservation

Historic Preservation Training Slides

At the Development Review Commission meeting on June 19, 2017, Kristin Minor, with Peter Meijer Architects provided training to the Development Review Commission. You can view the powerpoint presentation presented at the Development Review Commission meeting on June 19, 2017, Kristin Minor, with Peter Meijer Architects. 

Watch the training session video


Celebrate May 2017 Preservation Month

Lake Oswego, Oregon – Citizens in Lake Oswego will join thousands of individuals across the country to celebrate National Preservation Month this May with the State Historic Preservation Office and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  This is a month long opportunity to showcase the City’s historic places. Preservation month is meant to connect the preservation community and introduce new audiences to the City’s work in preservation of the places that make Lake Oswego special.

Here in Lake Oswego, Preservation Month, 2017 will be observed by:

  • A Historic Preservation Proclamation issued by Mayor, Kent Studebaker at the City Council meeting on May 2.
  • A preservation workshop “Your House Matters” at the Lake Oswego Heritage House and Museum on May 7.
  • Presentation of three Merit Awards to Safeway Corp., the Oswego Heritage Council and Lake Oswego Preservation Society for historic preservation by a member of the Historic Resources Advisory Board.
  • An exhibit highlighting Lake Oswego’s Iron Industry will be featured in the City Hall lobby and other public venues.
  • A tour of historic homes from the modern era by the Lake Oswego Heritage Council on Saturday, May 20.
  • A public outreach and raising awareness of the importance Lake Oswego’s past with the real estate community, building community and other members of the public.

Questions can be directed to Paul Espe, Associate Planner and staff representative for the Historic Resources Advisory Board at (503) 697-6577 or pespe@ci.oswego.or.us.

Learn more about National Preservation Month at: National Trust for Historic Preservation 

Oregon State Historic Preservation Office 

Lake Oswego prides itself in its historical heritage reaching back hundreds of years. The historic resources, which exist in the city today, reflect chapters in the community’s history.

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