Flavel House Museum, Astoria

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The Captain George Flavel House Museum known also as Capt. George Flavel House and Carriage House or the Flavel Mansion, is now a house museum in Astoria, Oregon, United States. It was built in 1885 in the Queen Anne architectural style, by George Flavel, a Columbia River bar pilot who was one of the area's first millionaires.HistoryThe house was originally constructed in 1885 by George Flavel, a maritime pilot and entrepreneur who amassed a fortune in his business over the course of thirty years. The 11600sqft house, which spans a whole city block, features Queen Anne architecture. After Flavel's death in 1893, his wife, Mary Christina, lived in the house with the couple's daughters, Nellie and Katie, until her death in 1922. Both Katie and Nelly also lived in the home until their deaths in 1910 and 1933, respectively.The house and its carriage house were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The house is owned and operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society.In popular cultureThe museum is well known to fans of the film The Goonies, which was filmed in Astoria. It is featured as the museum where Mikey's father works as a curator.
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  • What a beautiful Victorian house, which exudes history. The house was built in 1885 by George Flavl, who in thirty years amassed a fortune with his company. The house has a surface of 1,080 m2, which spans a very urban block. After the death of Flavial in 1893, his wife, Mary Christina, lived in the house with the couple's daughters Nellie and Katie. Mary lived there until her death in 1922. Both Katie and Nelly also lived in their homes until their death in 1910 and 1933 respectively. During a massive fire in 1932, much of the centre of Astoria was destroyed by fire, the Flavl House was one of the survivors. Twice the house was almost demolished for a parking lot and a community park. Fortunately, the residents of Astoria were able to destroy them and the house is now listed on the National Registry of historical places. This restored Queen Anne-style Victorian town house is a must-see in Astoria. It is a trip to the 19th century.
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  • This lovely old home shows the craftmanship of the workman of the 1880s/ The 14 ft ceilings are amazing. As an April fool's prank a "modern" object was placed in each room. So not only are the lovely ...  more »
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  • I really like touring old houses but I was a little disappointed in this visit. The Flavel family seem to have been very important to the history of Astoria, and they seem to be a very respectable family. It makes you appreciate the era in which success was respected rather than condemned. But the whole house wasn’t open to view, and there was a woman lurking around making sure no one did anything they were supposed to. It kind of ruined the fun, and I get why they do it, but it wasn’t a welcoming atmosphere in my opinion.
  • The Flavel House Museum is a must see if you are coming to Astoria and love history. Its rich history and story shed light on the days in which it was built. A beautiful home and a breathtaking garden/property.

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