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As one of the best preserved examples of Queen Anne architecture in the Northwest, the Flavel House survives today as a landmark of local and national significance. The house was built in 1884-85, for Captain George Flavel and his family. The Captain, who made his fortune through his occupation as a river bar pilot and through real estate investments, built the Flavel House as his retirement home at the age of 62.
Tor House at Carmel Point in California, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Tor House was built by Poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) for his wife Una (1884 - 1950) and two twin sons in 1918. Jeffers learned the art of stonemasonry from the builder he hired, laying many rocks in place with his own hands.