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Blair Historic District
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Blair Historic District is located in Illinois
Blair Historic District
Location in Illinois
Blair Historic District is located in the United States
Blair Historic District
Location in the United States
Location Parts of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, A, B, High, Illinois, Main, and Washington Sts. in Belleville
NRHP reference No. 15000523
Added to NRHP September 18, 2015

The Blair Historic District is a historic district located in downtown Belleville, Illinois. The district encompasses a mainly commercial area on the west side of the downtown area; it includes 78 buildings, 57 of which are contributing buildings. The entire district is located within the original plat of the city, which was established following a land donation from George Blair in 1813. The oldest buildings in the district date to circa 1850; development continued from then on into the early twentieth century. Most buildings in the district are two-part brick commercial blocks designed in popular contemporary styles such as the Italianate, Second Empire, Classical Revival, and Romanesque Revival. The Reichert Business Block, a three-story structure at 200 West Main Street, has a particularly significant Second Empire design; the building features a mansard roof with dormers and a decorative cornice and has been described as the district's most elaborate building. Two Classical Revival buildings, the 1911 United States Post Office Building and the 1924 Turner Hall, also have a commanding presence in the district; the post office was designed by Supervising Architect James Knox Taylor.

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 18, 2015.

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