NEW Fundraising Events

Lord & Schryver and Clarence L. Smith: A Kinship

Tour Historic Salem Homes and Gardens that Reflect a Unique Collaboration 

Clarence L. Smith (1894-1950) has been described as “the capital city’s lead ­designer of period houses during the late 1920s and early 1930s.” Originally from Portland, he settled in Salem where he designed several notable homes in the Gaiety Hill and Fairmount neighborhoods. Smith was a colleague and friend of Elizabeth Lord and natural fit to collaborate with Lord & Schryver on both the Robertson and Gaiety Hollow properties.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite at $75 each. Proceeds from this fundraiser support the continued mission of Lord & Schryver Conservancy. Thank you for your support! 


Saturday, Aug. 26, 3 – 7pm* 

Experience the lovingly rehabilitated garden that was originally designed by Lord & Schryver for this historic 1931 Clarence L. Smith home. Enjoy a rare opportunity to tour the inside of this grand home

Catered reception with wine and other beverages included.

Due to the historic nature of the grounds, the property is not ADA accessible.

*Timed entries are at 3, 4, 5 and 6pm and will be limited to 20 people each.  


Saturday Sept. 9, 1, 2:30 & 4pm tours
Sunday Sept. 10, 2 & 3:30pm tours 

Stroll the unique fruit tree garden with Jessica and get a tour of this carefully maintained Clarence L. Smith home with Tom — including their expansive art collection of landscape paintings by Northwest artists.

1 1/2 hour time slots begin on Saturday at 1pm to 5:30 and on Sunday from 2 to 3:30 and are limited to 12 people at a time. Please schedule accordingly.

BONUS!  Tour and Catered Reception at GAIETY HOLLOW
Follow your Andersen/Maxwell tour, with a visit to nearby Gaiety Hollow for a tour of Lord & Schryver’s home and studio designed in collaboration with Clarence L. Smith.  Catered reception with wine and other beverages included.