Statement of Significance: Lake A. May was a supervisor or foreman for the transportation of logs along the river for the Crown-Willamette Paper Company. He was born in Canemah in 1877. He was associated with the N.R. Lang steamer and the Crown-Willamette Company. He was the son of Narcissa Bowers (May) and W.B. May (607 S. McLoughlin Blvd.). In the early 1930s, the Mays sold the house to Alfred and Lucille Klemsen. Alfred worked for Crown Zellerbach as a logger, and later became a licensed plumber. This is a typical cottage for the period and neighborhood.