Blair Flats from the northeast
|Location||165 Western Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota
|Architect||Hermann Kretz and William H. Thomas|
|Architectural style||Late Victorian|
|Part of||Historic Hill District (#76001067)|
|NRHP Reference #||75001006|
|Added to NRHP||July 18, 1975|
Blair Flats, also known as the Blair Arcade Building, is a Victorian residential building designed by Hermann Kretz and William H. Thomas in 1887, located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. The building is located on the intersection of Western and Selby Avenues. It is also a contributing property to the Historic Hill District. Construction materials are sandstone and brick. Blair Flats has been used as apartments, hotel, and condominiums.
The lower level currently holds SubText: a Bookstore, a community-oriented independent bookstore owned by veteran bookseller Sue Zumberge. The space formerly housed Common Goods Books, an independent bookstore owned by noted Minnesotan Garrison Keillor.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- "Historic Hill District". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
- Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3.
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