On December 8th, 1922, downtown Astoria burned to the ground. In the aftermath, there was almost nothing left except the Lovell Building, which served as a shelter for all of the displaced merchants and community members while the town was rebuilt. Exactly 100 years later, you can join us in the Lovell Showroom on Thursday, December 8th for a special Panel of Astoria history & fire experts to commemorate that fateful day.
This talk is presented in partnership with the Columbia Forum.
Panelists include –
Astoria Fire Department – Fire ignition, spread, and firefighting
Jessamyn West, ADHDA – The aftermath and rebuilding of downtown
Chelsea Vaughn, Heritage Museum Curator – The fire as a historic event, impact on Astorians, and media reports
Jamie Lump, LCPS – The scope of the fire (walking tour map) and the change in historic architecture and buildings
Doors to the Lovell Showroom open at 6pm with food & beverages via the Taproom window. We will be releasing “1922”, a Smoked Helles Lager in addition to exclusive Taproom food specials. All ages welcome & never a cover!