402 3rd Avenue - Francis Paquet Residence c.1870
Statement of Significance: Louis Paquet, born in Missouri in 1845, was a ship carpenter, as were his older brothers, Peter and Joseph, and his father, Francis Xavier Paquet. Francis Paquet had been a Hudson's Bay trapper in his youth. The Paquet family was known for being shipbuilders and bridge builders. In 1883, Peter Paquet built a covered bridge at Stone, now Carver, called Baker's Bridge, over the Clackamas River. The house is significant for its age and association with the Paquet family. Note: The title is obscure on this property, and it is likely that the house is the Paquet family home, actually owned by Francis Xavier Paquet and his wife, Mary.