The “Other” Flavel House

Yesterday a dream became a reality when I got to see the inside of the “other” Flavel house. So much mystery and intrigue surrounds this place from a once prominent Astorian family, to hoarders and recluses. This house is surrounded by urban legend and intrigue for the curious passerby, and of course there are the rumors it is haunted.

The new owner of the home is working to restore it, and was gracious enough to open his home to the public yesterday. There are still remnants of things the family left behind such as dishes, clothing, T.V.’s, rotary dial telephones, weathered books and tattered magazines. It is like a time capsule that the ages had almost forgotten, and beneath the layers of tattered wall paper and flaking paint lies a history that only this 115 year old home knows. And now it is getting a second chance at life.

9 thoughts on “The “Other” Flavel House

  1. Hi Melissa, your photos of the Captain George Conrad Flavel house from August 15, 2016 would be a great addition to the Clatsop County Historical Society’s photograph collection in the Heritage Museum. The Historical Society was the reason the home was open to the public as a fundraising event. We would truly appreciate having your beautiful photos added to the documentation we have been gathering over the years to preserve the story and history of one of Astoria’s great homes and one of it’s most notable families.

    Could you make original high resolution images available to us on a DVD or via Drop Box, or similar cloud storage site? We would of course embed your information, if you have not already done so, as the donor and provide you with a tax deductible donation receipt.

    Sincere regards,
    Sam Rascoe
    Director of Marketing
    Clatsop County Historical Society

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