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Celebrate May 2016 Preservation Month “This Place Matters”

We invite everyone to take part in this year’s campaign, "This Place Matters." Share unique, special connections you have with your historic home, a public place and lands-large or small, significant or personally priceless, historic or maybe just old – by taking photos with the sign, This Place Matters, at the places that matter most to you and share them with the community (download sign at

The Historic Resources Advisory Board plans to incorporate as many pictures as we can into a display at City Hall, and share them on Instagram and Facebook. If you would like to take part, please submit your pictures by May 31 to City of Lake Oswego/Historic Resources Advisory Board, P.O. Box 369, Lake Oswego, or

Everyone is also invited to a special awards presentation, May 17, Council Chambers, beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information on how you can become involved in HRAB, contact Paul Espe, 503-697-6577.

Citizens in Lake Oswego will join thousands of individuals across the country to celebrate National Preservation Month this May with the State Historic Preservation Office and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  This is a month long opportunity to showcase the City’s historic places.  This year’s theme, “This Place Matters” 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.

Questions can be directed to Paul Espe, Associate Planner and staff representative for the Historic Resources Advisory Board at (503) 697-6577.

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.