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Blair Flats
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
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Blair Flats from the northeast
Location 165 Western Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Built 1887
Architect Hermann Kretz and William H. Thomas
Architectural style Late Victorian
Part of Historic Hill District (ID76001067)
NRHP reference No. 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.

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