Murphy Real Estate Building - 1940

Murphy Real Estate Building - 1940 (HM26Z1)

Location: Lake Oswego, OR 97034 Clackamas County
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N 45° 24.973', W 122° 39.809'

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This Arts and Crafts style building was constructed in 1940 as the Murphy Real Estate office. It is one of a cluster of buildings on State Street designed by the prominent local architect, Richard Sundeleaf. The half-timbered architecture was intended to suggest an English village.

Between 1912 and 1955 the Murphy Real Estate Company over saw the transformation of Oswego from a depressed iron company town to an affluent lakeside retreat. In 1940, the company office was moved from Tenth and A to this building.

The building continued to serve as a real estate office even after changing ownership. In 1976 it was sold to Helen R. Millette and Associates, realtors; and in 1980, to William and Elizabeth Headlee, real estate developers. The Headlees added two dormers to the second floor for their offices and remodeled the first floor to accommodate the Chamber of Commerce office and other businesses.

The Headlees left a valuable legacy in Lake Oswego. In 2001 they were jointly awarded the Chamber of Commerce's Bob Bigelow Lifetime Achievement Award. One of their contributions to the community was the campaign to purchase and restore the original Murphy Real Estate Building at Tenth and A, converting it to the Oswego Heritage House - center for the Oswego Heritage Council.
HM NumberHM26Z1
Placed By 2007 by Oswego Heritage Council
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Date Added Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 526329 N 5029243
Decimal Degrees45.41621667, -122.66348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 24.973', W 122° 39.809'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 24' 58.38" N, 122° 39' 48.54" W
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Area Code(s)503
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115 N State St, Lake Oswego OR 97034, US
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