City officials say agreement means rundown mansion of prominent Astoria family is up for sale


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ASTORIA, Oregon — Astoria officials say a deal has been struck to sell the rundown mansion that once housed the prominent Flavel family.

The family included the first bar pilot at the mouth of the Columbia river and two Astoria bankers. The New Yorker magazine once chronicled its rise and fall.

The house has been vacant since 1990. The family fled after one member was convicted of assault in a stabbing.

In recent years, the city placed liens against family properties to press for a resolution such as a sale.

The Daily Astorian ( ) reported Tuesday that a conservator for 89-year-old Mary Louise Flavel has agreed to sell the mansion. The deal also calls for one commercial building to be sold and another to be either sold or rehabilitated to meet city code.

Information from: The Daily Astorian,

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