Historic Resources & Preservation

Celebrate May 2021 Preservation Month

Citizens in Lake Oswego will join thousands of individuals across the country to celebrate National Preservation Month this May with the Oregon 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, 2021 will be observed by:

  • A Historic Preservation Proclamation issued by Mayor, Joseph Buck at the City Council meeting on May 4.
  • Presentation of a Merit Award to Rachel Verdick for her work on the Historic Resource Advisory Board and the Lake Oswego Preservation Society.
  • A public outreach and raising awareness of the importance Lake Oswego’s past with the real estate community, building community historic property owners 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.


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.

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