Gregory E. Newenhof – 1956-2018

It is with great sadness we must report that Gregory E. Newenhof passed away unexpectedly but peacefully Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at his home in Astoria, Oregon. Greg was born on July 8, 1956 to Gerald E. Newenhof and Nancy M. Price Newenhof in Yakima, Washington. Greg lived in the Pacific Northwest his whole life, moving with his family as …

Clatsop County Historical Society Tour of Captain George Conrad Flavel Home Announced

Clatsop County Historical Society hosts an “Astoria Historic Home Tour” of  the “Other” Flavel House. Astoria, OR, July 22, 2016:   The Clatsop County Historical Society (CCHS), with the generous sponsorship of City Lumber Company, is proud to present a special tour of the “Other” Flavel House, the Captain George Conrad Flavel Home at 627 15th Street on Regatta Sunday, …

One Year Recap

Greg was lamenting the fact that he didn’t get very much done the first year he owned the Captain George Conrad Flavel Home. So we sat down and made a list of the things he has accomplished. In no particular order, and probably missing several things: Attic and basement cleaned out. New cedar roof and stainless gutters Porch roofs coated …

National Register of Historic Places Application

Back in 1986, the Captain George Conrad Flavel home was put on the National Register of Historic Places.  Roger Tetlow, acting as a contractor for the City of Astoria, filled out the paper work that was submitted to the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service.  The form can be found online at http://focus.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/86001222.pdf In addition to the Application, several …

Flavel Family Photo Album

Greg had a chance to help out the Clatsop County Historical Society earlier this year.  Here’s the article that was in The Daily Astorian on August 28th, 2015, written by Mac Burns of the Historical Society.  The article is about a photo album once owned by Patricia Flavel, a niece of Captain George Conrad Flavel. http://www.dailyastorian.com/friday-extra/20150828/a-flavel-family-album

Greg Inspects another Mansion

Greg is often asked if the Captain George Conrad Flavel home is haunted.  It doesn’t seem to be, but you just never know.  Greg recently went down to Southern California to inspect another mansion that just might be haunted.

Just Found—Pictures of the Garage

All that is left of the garage at the Captain George Conrad Flavel home is a pile of rotted boards. Parts of the garage was still standing after the City of Astoria cleaned up the property in 2012, but vegetation grew up again and claimed the last standing walls of the garage. A few recognizable pieces could be found, but …

October 20, 2015 Update

  There was more work being done at the Captain George Conrad Flavel house today. The sewer line is finally getting hooked up today, and the masons are finishing up what they called their “chimney of a lifetime.” The roofers should finish this week as well, so Greg will start on his next batch of projects.  Look for stairs on the …

September 2015, Roofing and Chimney work

It’s an exciting day at the Captain George Conrad Flavel house. The masons are finishing up the front chimney, and the roofers showed up to replace the roof.  Greg is up on the roof of the front porch (no, it is not a balcony, there are no doors leading to it) scratching his head in disbelief that the roofer has …

1915 Picture of the Captain George Conrad Flavel Home

Greg has spent a lot of time gathering pictures of the Captain George Conrad Flavel Home. This picture, from about 1915 we think, is courtesy of the Clatsop County Historical Society. It’s interesting to see that the trim is a different color than the body of the house.  You can see the Rosebriar, the former nunnery for St. Mary’s church, in the …