"I was looking through the Greater Astoria Historical Society's website and found a lot of good information. I've been living in Astoria for a while, and am interested in learning about the history of the place.
On their "Neighborhood Pictures" page for Ravenswood, they have a picture of a Farmhouse... The description is "A surviving farmhouse in Ravenswood."
I live basically across the street from that lot, and I hate to say it, but that farmhouse burned down mysteriously one night I think about 3 years ago. So it is no longer a "surviving" farmhouse. It's really a shame. That was a beautiful house with a wrap around porch... It fell to a state of disrepair for sure, but you could tell it was a nice building. They tried to sell it for like 500k... it was shortly after that that it burned down. Though I have no real scoop, in my eyes, that definitely makes the fire mysterious.
The new owner replaced it with a brick triplex... If that wasn't bad enough, she put a 6 foot chain link fence around the lawn. It's really an eyesore now. I included a picture below. Don't be distracted by the trees and green lawn. The fence ruins everything...
If that wasn't bad enough. The tenants on the top 2 floors use a separate entrance than the owner. She's blocked off their access to the porch and grass... One positive thing is that the units inside were pretty nice. I went to take a look when she was renting them.
The "mansion" is also right near where I leave. The owner there spent a lot of $$ to update the facade. It looks much better than it does in your photo."