TNT at Fort George Brewery: A Family Residence in Decline

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Date(s) - January 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fort George Lovell Room

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The Clatsop County Historical Society’s Thursday Night Talks (TNT) lecture series continues January 18th with “A Family Residence in Decline”.
The descendants of Captain George Flavel are among Astoria’s most talked about residents. Reclusive, mysterious, and fodder for endless gossip, no other family garnered more newspaper ink in the last half century. Thirty years ago their house, an imposing Colonial Revival—a symbol of wealth and respectability—began showing signs of decay. Then the family disappeared; the house was swallowed by vines. Astoria nearly lost one of its grand structures while its citizens wondered aloud what had happened to the Flavels and what could be done about the house.
Please join us for an engaging presentation where John Goodenberger, trained in architecture and historic preservation, will speak about the Flavel family tree, the history of the house, and the circumstances surrounding its descent. “A lot of people run amok with the facts regarding the Flavels,” noted Goodenberger. “There’s no need to embellish this story.”
The Thursday Night Talks (TNT) lecture series is a free event at the Fort George Showroom in the Lovell Building on the third Thursday of each month. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with lectures beginning at 7:00 pm. Seasonal beers on tap, food and other beverages are available for purchase. Minors are welcome with an accompanying adult.
For more information about this event or other Clatsop County Historical Society activities, please call 503-325-2203 or e-mail:
Clatsop County Historical Society is a 501(C)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Clatsop County Oregon and the surrounding area. The Society operates the Flavel House Museum, The Heritage Museum, the Oregon Film Museum and the Uppertown Firefighters Museum.

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