“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lake Oswego in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)

Lakewood School - 1928

Lakewood School - 1928 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 29, 2018
1. Lakewood School - 1928 Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1893, Oswego's first public school was built and served the children of the town until it was outgrown, and replaced in 1928 by this handsome Colonial Revival style structure. Originally called Oswego Grammar School, it was renamed Lakewood Grammar School a few years later.

Oswego's population was barely 1,200 when Lakewood School was 1878 it had passed the 20,000 mark and the school was no longer capable of supporting the population. In 1979, the Lakewood Community Theatre, now dba Lakewood Center for the Arts raised $600,000 of private funding to purchase the building from the school district.

The main facade of this building has been carefully preserved by the Lakewood Center, while converting the interior to contemporary use for the performing and visual arts. This is the oldest public building in continuous use in Lake Oswego.
Erected 1997 by Oswego Heritage Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
Location. 45° 24.812′ 

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N, 122° 39.863′ W. Marker is in Lake Oswego, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is at the intersection of South State Street and Middlecrest Road, on the right when traveling south on South State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 368 South State Street, Lake Oswego OR 97034, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iron Company Worker's Cottage (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Rogers House - 1929 (about 400 feet away); Old Town (about 600 feet away); Old Peg Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Murphy Real Estate Building - 1940 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Green Street (approx. ¼ mile away); The Durham Mill (approx. ¼ mile away); Salamander (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Oswego.
Also see . . .  Lakewood School, Circa 1928 (City of Lake Oswego). Links to the school's Cultural Resources Inventory and Historic Resources Survey forms. (Submitted on April 9, 2018.) 
Lakewood School and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 29, 2018
2. Lakewood School and Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here, mounted to the rightmost door.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 81 times this year. Last updated on April 10, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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