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Want a free downtown Oregon City house?


Here’s a deal for you: Get the historic 1,060-square-foot Horace Williams Residence in historic Oregon City for free.

The 19th-century bungalow, 308 18th St., has a stud-frame wood construction, two bedrooms, one bath, with carport and detached 16-by-16-foot shed.

Here’s the catch: You’d have to pay to move the house on Main Street’s extension to another location.

Portland General Electric purchased the land and house with the intent of potentially expanding its substation behind it, but the agency hasn’t applied for an expansion permit yet.

At its Nov. 27, 2012, hearing, the Oregon City Historic Review Board approved the previous owner’s request to de-designate the local landmark to secure a demolition and moving permit for the structure.

Prior to the release of the permit, the board required a 90-day public notice that the structures are available for relocation at no cost. If you’re interested, contact Judy Crafton at PGE by Jan. 10 at 503-464-8561 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..