The Walsh residence is a house in the Goon Docks of Astoria, Oregon, where Mikey and Brand's family live.

Details[edit | edit source]

The Walsh residence is a corner house on a foundation, with a small yard and a wrap-around porch. front gate has been hooked up a Rube Goldberg machine that automatically opens it once activated. In the yard, the Walsh family keeps a chicken.

The house has two floors and an attic. A living room, kitchen, and dining area sits on the ground floor, and the family's bedrooms are upstairs. Irving Walsh uses the attic as storage for historical pieces from his place of work, the Astoria Historical Museum.

Involvement[edit | edit source]

As with the rest of the Goon Docks, the Walsh residence is threatened with foreclosure and demolishment as headed by Mr. Perkins, who is eager to purchase the land off of Irving Walsh. The Goonies set off to save it from a fate of being a golf course.

The day before the Goon Docks are to be signed off, the Goonies hang out one last time, while Irene Walsh prepares for the move with the help of a house maid, Rosalita. During the madness, Data breaks the front door. After Mouth translates and harasses Rosalita, the boys head to the attic, where they discover a number of exciting exhibit materials, including pirate swords, books, and miscellaneous static electricity balls. Here, Mikey discovers an old map, and has Chunk accidentally break the map to fish it out. After making plans, the boys escape from Brand, who is under orders from his mom not to let Mikey out of the house due to his asthma.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The Walsh residence was a pre-existing house in Astoria in poor condition. The crew of the movie asked permission to use it as a filming location in return for them restoring the house, with the owner-at-the-time excited and willing to let them borrow it.[1]

Between 1985 and the late 90s, the location began to draw in fans of the movie, for those who wanted to see the Goonies House, as it is commonly referred to, in person. This began to cause problems, as the house still existed as private property. It fell into disrepair until 2001, when a fan of the movie purchased the home for themselves and had it restored.[2] As more people flocked to Astoria to visit, the city eventually requested that people not visit the street the house exists on at all[2], to keep automobile and foot traffic clear; those who wish to view the house may visit the Astoria Riverwalk or Columbia baseball field instead.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Goonies Souvenir Magazine
  2. 2.0 2.1 Trouble in the Goondocks. Retrieved on 2018-10-08.
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