Captain George Flavel House Museum
Built in 1886, this historic home is one the best remaining examples of Queen Anne architecture in the northwest. It was designed by Carl W. Leick for its namesake, George Flavel (1823-1893). Flavel was wealthy real estate investor who worked his way up starting from work as a river bar pilot. He built the home to be used as his retirement home. The home is owned and operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society. There is also a carriage house which Flavel built in 1887. It is now the museum visitor center and gift shop. The house is also known for its role in the movie The Goonies; the character who played Mikey's dad worked as a curator in the house. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
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