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William J. Hawkins III, one of the foremost preservation architects of Oregon, will be the guest speaker for the Oswego Heritage Council at its annual meeting Saturday.

The session begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Oswego Heritage House, 398 Tenth St.

Hawkins will show slides about his book 'Classic Houses of Portland Oregon: 1850-1950.' Twenty-two of the 300 houses featured in the book are in Lake Oswego and Dunthorpe. This lavishly illustrated book will be for sale and signing by Hawkins at the event.

Hawkins has received numerous awards for his preservation work, among them the AIA Award of Merit for the Oliphant Residence and nine awards of merit from the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission. In 1990 he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.

'As part of the Oswego Heritage Council's effort to raise awareness in our Lake Oswego community regarding preservation of our valuable legacy of historically significant homes, we are honored to have William Hawkins, a native Portlander, share with us his 30 years of experience,' said Alice Schlenker, president.

In May, the Oswego Heritage Council will have its second annual Historic Home Tour. In 2007, six notable homes were shown and they included the Arts and Crafts/Mediter-ranean architecture of the George Rog-ers Home, designed by Van Evera Bailey in 1929.

The Oswego Heritage Council House, a Colonial Revival style, where the annual meeting will be held, is also an historic building. This home was designed by Charles Ertz in 1928, and built by developer Paul C, Murphy for use as an office for the Ladd Estate Company.

For more information regarding the annual meeting, membership in the Oswego Heritage Council or the upcoming May 17th Home Tour, contact, Nancy Headlee, executive director, at 503-635-6373.

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