Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Afternoon in Astoria...

Trying to outrun the rain, we headed for Astoria. We had never
had the chance to check out the Flavel mansion, so
today was the day! 

"As one of the best preserved examples of Queen Anne architecture in the Northwest, the Flavel House survives today as a landmark of local and national significance. The house was built in 1884-85, for Captain George Flavel and his family. The Captain, who made his fortune through his occupation as a river bar pilot and through real estate investments, built the Flavel House as his retirement home at the age of 62. The Flavel House has been restored to accurately portray the elegance of the Victorian period and the history of the Flavel family." ~Flavel House Museum

(Oh, and it is pronounced Flaw-vell, with the emphasis on the last syllable.)

in the music room/front parlor

portrait of George Flavel in the music room

butler pantry off the dining room

in the kitchen

yes, that is the tub. Comfy, huh? 

loved all the coal fireplaces that were constructed
with rich and varied hardwoods - beautiful!

closet  of one of the grown daughters

painting of the Columbia for Capt Flavel
please note Mt. St. Helens in the background...look closely

After all that history, we were hungry. We set off to find a place that we had eaten nearly 4 years ago...it was still just as good!

off to the Rogue Public House for
a wonderful lunch...

Ducking around the back of the pier gave us some fabulous views of the river...

how 'bout those photo-bombers?

vintage cannery photo - looks fun, eh? NOT!

Fall in Astoria
Then it we stumbled upon this hidden gem I highly recommend - Vintage Hardware.

1 comment:

Mole said...

I looked closely. No tented hands necessary, right? Nice eye, my friend, nice eye.