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Astoria in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Built by Capt. Hiram Brown

1852

 
 
Built by Capt. Hiram Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 16, 2017
1. Built by Capt. Hiram Brown Marker
Inscription.
Built by Capt. Hiram Brown who came to Astoria area in 1848. Original Portion of house built in Adairville (East Astoria), was barged downriver about 1865 to Tenth St. and rolled to present location without cracking wallpaper or breaking a window. Astoria’s oldest dwelling.
 
Location. 46° 11.212′ N, 123° 49.744′ W. Marker is in Astoria, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker is on Franklin Avenue west of 14th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on wall subject building, near the entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1337 Franklin Avenue, Astoria OR 97103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clark Gable (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Original Settlement of Astoria (about 600 feet away); Fort Astoria (about 700 feet away); Ranald MacDonald (about 700 feet away); Gimre's Shoe Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); 14th Street Ferry Slip (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shively - McClure National Register Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Into the Unknown (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Astoria.
 
Also see . . .
1. The oldest dwelling in Astoria, Oregon
Capt. Hiram Brown House (<i>marker visible behind light pole near entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2015
2. Capt. Hiram Brown House (marker visible behind light pole near entrance)
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This link has additional photographs and information on the Capt. Hiram Brown house (Submitted on February 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Hiram Brown Diaries.
Hiram Brown was born in Cayuga County, New York, on December 14, 1823. He was first employed as a deckhand on a Mississippi River steamboat and came West during the California gold rush. Brown returned to maritime work as a deckhand on the river steamer Lot Whitcomb in 1851, sailing between Portland and Astoria, Oregon. (Submitted on February 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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