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Please use the PayPal button below if wish the book to be shipped to a U. S. address.

1950s Retro Apron

Sales of these products directly relate to and further the Society’s mission of  supporting Lake Oswego’s historic fabric through advocacy and education.

To order any of the items in the shop, please send a check made out to the Lake Oswego Preservation Society or use the PayPal option or you can buy several of the products on eBay. Please mail your check, shipping information, and your email address or telephone number to:


Lake Oswego Preservation Society

  1. P.O. Box 502

Marylhurst, OR 97036

If you have any questions, please email us at: 4lohistory@lakeoswegopreservationsociety.org

or call 503 481-2479


For a link to our eBay store, please click here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/4oswego_history/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

All items, except the boat tour tickets, are also available at the City of Lake Oswego store located in City Hall at 380 A Avenue #3. The store is open Monday through Friday 8:00 to 5:00. Ask at the Citizen’s Information Office for more information.

The Society is pleased to offer a reproduction of a 1950s apron pictured below. The original belonged to Clara M. Hargreaves, the grandmother of the current Lake Oswego Library director, Bill Baars. Bill kindly allowed us to reproduce the apron as a fundraiser for the Society. Each one is locally made and is packaged with the story of the apron and a copy of Clara’s hand-written recipe for zucchini bread.

Lake Oswego Vignettes
Classic Houses and History 
Boat Tour on Oswego Lake

Please select the quantity and delivery option from the drop down menu. For local pickup, please arrange using the email address at the top of this page.

Paul A. Lanquist
Lake Oswego Posters

Renowned Northwest artist, Paul A. Lanquist, designed these 18” x 24” giclee print posters celebrating Lake Oswego’s architectural heritage exclusively for the Lake Oswego Preservation Society. Proceeds from poster sales are earmarked for a special preservation fund.

One poster is $25 and, with shipping, it is $35. If you would like multiple posters mailed to a single address, the $10 will cover the shipping and handling.


If shipping is not required, please contact us by using the email address or the phone number at the top of this page to arrange for local payment/pickup. Please specify which poster you would like.


If you are using PayPal, please specify if you would like the SUMMER or the AUTUMN poster and select the quantity and shipping options from the drop down menu below.

Aprons are also available for purchase in Lake Oswego at Nicoletta’s Table at 333 S. State Street, Ste. M. Open Monday through Wednesday 9:00 to 8:00 and Thursday through Saturday 9:00 to 9:00. Phone: 503 699-2927.

Posters are also available for purchase in Lake Oswego at Nicoletta’s Table at 333 S. State Street, Ste. M. Open Monday through Wednesday 9:00 to 8:00 and Thursday through Saturday 9:00 to 9:00. Phone: 503 699-2927.

1950s Retro Pillow Cover

The same Lake Oswego retro map that is on the apron above is also available on a 26” x 26” pillow cover. It is shown here with a pillow insert; the insert is not included, but 26” x 26” is a standard size.

Please select the quantity and delivery option from the drop down menu. For local pickup, please arrange using the email address at the top of this page.

If you are interested in being on a notification list for the 2014 tour, please send an email to: 4lohistory@lakeoswegopreservationsociety.org

Thank you!


Lake Oswego Vignettes: Illiterate Cows to College-Educated Cabbage

by Marylou Colver

with a foreword by Dan Heine, President & CEO, The Bank of Oswego


As part of the celebration for the centennial of incorporation in 2010,  I volunteered to write about local history for the City of Lake Oswego newsletter, Hello LO. I had no preconceived notions regarding format or subject matter, but I was intrigued by the offbeat tidbits I discovered in my research so I let those be my guide. As I began to write the format took shape and I realized that my goal was to make history engaging for those not typically interested in the subject.

With the help of Erin O’Rourke-Meadors, we began in depth research to make these pieces or vignettes as factually accurate as possible. By design they were brief enough to pick up and put down when convenient for the reader and they were crowned (hopefully) with a catchy or intriguing title. The Lake Oswego Public Library’s extensive collection of historic photographs was the major source of illustrations. The result will be the book published by The History Press in the spring of 2012.  In addition to the revised and expanded pieces at least one-third of the book is previously unpublished material.


Please click on the link below to see a sample of the vignettes:


http://lakeoswegohistory.blogspot.com


Please click on the link below to read an interview with the author.


http://historypresswest.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/interview-with-marylou-colver-author-of-lake-oswego-vignettes-illiterate-cows-to-college-educated-cabbage/


Author readings and signings are posted on the Events page.


If you wish to pick up the book, each copy is $19.99. Please arrange pick up using the email address at the top of this page.

If you wish to have the book shipped within the U. S., each copy is $24.99.

Please contact us for shipping charges outside of the U. S.









“Live Where You Play” Notecards


There are six different “Live Where You Play” notecard designs based on illustrations from a 1926 Ladd Estate Company brochure for Oswego real estate. They are printed on a linen finish paper. A box of six different notecards and matching envelopes is $12.



















Cement Bags


The Lake Oswego Preservation Society has created a canvas tote “cement bag!” The red and blue logo it features is based on an actual canvas bag used by the Oregon Portland Cement Company at Oswego. The original cement bag is in the Society’s collection. A card accompanys each bag with information about this industrial operation that was part of our town’s history for over 70 years.

   The cement plant was located where the Oswego Pointe apartments stand today. Construction began in 1909, but the first cement was not produced until 1916. “Portland” is a type of cement; it’s not named after Portland, Oregon. Cement production ceased in 1981, all other operations were discontinued in 1986, and the plant was demolished in 1987.

  These cotton totes are a convenient size -- 12” x 15” x 3.5” -- with two shoulder-length straps. They are $10 each.










Postcards


This large letter postcard is not a replica. It was created exclusively for the Lake Oswego Preservation Society.

The 3.5 x 5.5 format is historically accurate and it is printed on paper with a linen finish just like postcards from this era. The image below has the Society’s logo as a watermark that does not appear on the printed card.













These 4” x 6” postcards were created from the poster artwork commissioned from Paul A. Lanquist for the Lake Oswego Preservation Society. SUMMER features the 1929 George Rogers House designed by Van Evera Bailey. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and it is a City of Lake Oswego Landmark. AUTUMN features the 1927 Mulder-Lake House designed by noted architect, Wade Hampton Pipes. This house is a designated City of Lake Oswego Landmark.









 

             AUTUMN

This poster features the 1927 Mulder-Lake House designed by noted architect, Wade Hampton Pipes. The house is a designated City of Lake Oswego Landmark.

                SUMMER

This poster features the 1929 George Rogers House designed by Van Evera Bailey. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and it is a designated City of Lake Oswego Landmark.

SUMMER

AUTUMN

With your order, please specify which design you would like.