Grand Survivors in Astoria, Oregon
MacPherson, Jena, Sunset
Tour historic houses or spend the night in one
Four traders sent by John Jacob Astor set up shop here on the Columbia River in 1811. Eventually, Astoria, Oregon, was born, and it thrived as a coastal port from the mid-1800s to 1922, when a fire ravaged the downtown waterfront. Victorian homes uphill from the river escaped the blaze, and today these survivors serve as private residences, B & Bs, and repositories of the history of Astoria, the oldest English-speaking settlement west of the Mississippi.
Visitors to Astoria can easily spot one such survivor: the 1885 Flavel House, at Eighth and Duane streets, considered by many to be the finest example of Queen Anne …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Grand Survivors in Astoria, Oregon. Contributors: MacPherson, Jena - Author. Magazine title: Sunset. Volume: 195. Issue: 2 Publication date: August 1995. Page number: 46. © 1999 Sunset Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 1995 Gale Group.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.