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Astoria’s Captain George Flavel House Museum


Captain George Flavel House Museum

Captain George Flavel House Museum

Astoria was named after famed business mogul John Jacob Astor, but Mr. Astor certainly wasn’t the only millionaire in the early days of Astoria.  George Flavel made his fortune here as a Columbia River bar pilot.  Captain Flavel left quite a legacy, including the Captain George Flavel House Museum:

Captain George Flavel House Museum

Captain George Flavel House Museum

This house is a great example of Queen Anne architecture, but it may be more familiar to fans of the 1985 motion picture The Goonies.

Today and Wednesday I’ll be presenting images of the exterior, interior, and grounds.  As you can see, the interior furnishings are definitely in keeping with the 1880s:

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Fun Photo Friday — Astoria Favorites Part 1


Fun Composition

Fun Composition

Here are some fun shots from our stroll through Astoria:

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Astoria Riverwalk


Astoria-Megler Bridge

Astoria-Megler Bridge

Leaving the cruise ship dock area takes you right by a marina with the Astoria-Megler Bridge as a backdrop:

Columbia River Panorama

Columbia River Panorama

The Astoria Riverwalk runs along the water parallel to Marine Drive, which also goes by the name East Columbia River Highway/U.S. Route 30.  Stay on the Riverwalk to get the best shots.  Here’s a view looking back toward Cannery Pier, with the Crown Princess docked behind:

Crown Princess and Cannery Pier

Crown Princess and Cannery Pier

Astoria’s trolley also runs along the Astoria Riverwalk, as you can see here:

Trolley

Trolley

Stay on the Astoria Riverwalk to arrive at the back of the Sears Roebuck and Company building, which faces onto Marine Drive.  But it’s definitely the back of the building you’ll want to see as you come across the fading murals of what was once the Mason, Ehrman & Company:

Sears, Roebuck & Company

Sears, Roebuck & Company

Mason, Ehrman & Company Mural

Mason, Ehrman & Company Mural

Mason, Ehrman & Company Mural

Mason, Ehrman & Company Mural

As you continue on the Astoria Riverwalk you’ll peer into town at the crossing streets, which makes for some fun shots:

Astoria side street

Astoria side street

You’ll also find some interesting pier buildings, as well:

Astoria pier

Astoria pier

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