Marylou Colver

Marylou Colver founded the non-profit Lake Oswego Preservation Society in 2011. She is the author of Lake Oswego Vignettes: Illiterate Cows to College-Educated Cabbage, a History Press title published in 2012. Colver has received the City of Lake Oswego’s Historic Preservation Merit Award and the City’s Unsung Hero Award. The Daughters of the American Revolution presented Colver with the Excellence in Community Service Award for spearheading the 2016 Oregon Supreme Court victory, which protected 3,200
historic properties across Oregon.

Author's Entries

  • Ladd Estate Company

    The Ladd Estate Company played a major role in the residential development of Portland and surrounding areas. William Sargent Ladd was the wealthiest person in the Northwest at the time of his death in 1893, and his estate included extensive land holdings. When Ladd died, his son, William Mead Ladd, …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Paul C. Murphy (1876-1957)

    Paul Cole Murphy played a major role in the development of Laurelhurst in southeast Portland, and Oswego (now Lake Oswego). Born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, on August 25, 1876, Murphy moved with his family to Washington State in 1893. After working lumber-related jobs, he became treasurer of the …

    Oregon Encyclopedia