Lakewood School - 1928

Lakewood School - 1928 (HM26PB)

Location: Lake Oswego, OR 97034 Clackamas County
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N 45° 24.812', W 122° 39.863'

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On this site in 1893, Oswego's first public school was built and served the hildren 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.
HM NumberHM26PB
Year Placed1997
Placed ByOswego Heritage Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 526260 N 5028945
Decimal Degrees45.41353333, -122.66438333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 24.812', W 122° 39.863'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 24' 48.72" N, 122° 39' 51.78" W
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Area Code(s)503
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 368 S State St, Lake Oswego OR 97034, US
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