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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Do You Remember Cecil?

Pier 11 ~ March 16, 2013
A lot of memories were born here! There are many Astorians and visitors to the town who enjoyed waterfront dinners, family events and prom night when "Cecil" the Sea Serpent made this his home. 
In 1919 Pier 11 was purchased by George W. Sanborn & Sons who was another major stakeholder of Astoria’s waterfront.  In 1944 the warehouse was remodeled by the Lower Columbia Cooperative Dairy Association and was used as a feed mill plant until the building was abandoned in 1968.  In the early days, horses and trucks pulled through the main mall where feed was unloaded.  In the late 1970’s Darrel Davis and George Brugh remodeled the structure and converted into a restaurant, lounge, and Astoria’s first interior shopping mall.  However, you can still see the influences of the feed mill plant through the main hall.
Astoria, Oregon, Daily Photo is sponsored by Tapir and Friends Animal Store and Astoria Sunday Market.


tapirgal said...

Thanks for the history.

Sam L. said...

I asked the DA's The Ear to ask about Cecil--nobody seems to know where he went.

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