Combellack-Blair House

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Combellack-Blair House
Combellack-Blair House is located in California
Combellack-Blair House
Combellack-Blair House is located in the US
Combellack-Blair House
Location 3059 Cedar Ravine, Placerville, California
Coordinates 38°43′40″N 120°47′42″W / 38.72778°N 120.79500°W / 38.72778; -120.79500Coordinates: 38°43′40″N 120°47′42″W / 38.72778°N 120.79500°W / 38.72778; -120.79500
Built 1895
Architectural style Queen Anne Late Victorian
NRHP Reference # 85000259[1]
Added to NRHP February 14, 1985

The Combellack-Blair House is a historic house in the Gold Rush town of Placerville, in El Dorado County, California. The landmark house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on February 14, 1985.


The Combellack-Blair House, designed in the Queen Anne Style of the Late Victorian architecture era, was built by William Hill Combellack in 1895.[2] One of the residence's early owners operated Combellack's, a store on Main Street in Placerville.[3] The Arthur Blair family purchased it in 1924. It served as a bed and breakfast for several years, but is now a private residence.[4]

Thomas Kinkade[edit]

The home was featured in a Thomas Kinkade painting, Victorian Christmas.[5] Kinkade, who grew up in Placerville, felt the house was the kind that "begged to be painted"; he placed it in an idealized turn of the 20th century Christmas scene.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Combellack-Blair House Bed & Breakfast, KVIE, Accessed August 2, 2009.
  3. ^ Ford and Ellen Osborn, Day Trip #1 - Exploring Main Street Placerville, El Dorado County Visitors Authority, May 2002, Accessed August 2, 2009.
  4. ^ Historic Bed & Breakfast Inns 1852 - 1915, El Dorado County, Accessed August 2, 2009.
  5. ^