Woman says she'd sell historic Astoria mansion

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) A descendant of the once-prominent Flavel family of Astoria says she's willing to sell the family mansion, which the city has declared derelict and is getting ready to put in foreclosure.

Last year, city inspectors found the rundown, unoccupied building crammed with items such as a '50s-era swimsuit hanging in a bathroom and the remains of a dog in a freezer.

The Daily Astorian reports a lawyer for Mary Louise Flavel has sent word she can't afford to fix the house but would sell it.

The city has levied $1.4 million in fines.

The paper has reported Flavel lives in Portland. Her forebears include the first bar pilot on the Columbia River and bank presidents. The family fled in 1990 after her father was convicted of assault.


Information from: The Daily Astorian

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