About the Author
Marylou Colver is the founder and president of the Lake Oswego Preservation Society, a non-profit corporation. In addition to writing the vignettes, some of which were originally published in the City of Lake Oswego newsletter Hello LO, she has contributed articles on Lake Oswego's history to the online Oregon Encyclopedia and the Lake Oswego Review. Colver also conceived of and authored two major exhibits: Lost Landmarks: The Fate of Historic Homes in Lake Oswego and Building Blocks: A Pictorial History of Lake Oswego Neighborhoods. She was awarded the City of Lake Oswego Historic Preservation Merit Award and the city's Unsung Hero Award for her preservation and local history efforts, including founding the Lake Oswego Historic Home Tour. Colver is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate with a B. A. in English from the University of California, Riverside and a Masters of Library Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in a 1925 bungalow designated as a City of Lake Oswego Landmark.