Historic Resources & Preservation

Celebrate May 2022 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, 2022 will be observed by:

  • A Historic Preservation Proclamation issued by Mayor, Joseph Buck at the City Council meeting on May 3.
  • 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.

Mid-Century Lake Oswego - A Look at Lake Oswego's Modern Developments 1935-1965

This project was partially funded by Oregon’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) with a matching grant through its Certified Local Government Program. Accordingly this project has, in part, been financed with Federal funds through the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The contents and opinions of this document do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior or SHPO, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of the Interior.  To view the document click here.


Oswego's Iron History - 1865-1928 - A Historical Look at the Iron Industry and Related Developments in Lake Oswego, Oregon

The Oswego Iron Industry context statement is a result of a Preservation Planning Internship offered by the City of Lake Oswego.  This study was funded in part by a grant from the National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior through the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act, 1966 as amended.  To view the document click here.


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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