1672 W. Blair Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Lena Howard House

Address: 1672 Blair Avenue W
Neighborhood/s: Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1926
Primary Style: Mission
Major Alterations: Intact
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: None Listed
Material of Roof: None Listed
Material of Foundation: None Listed
Building Permit Number: 15174
First Owner: Alexander W. McCrea
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1672 W. Blair Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.960818° N, 93.170976° W)

This is a unique mission style house.

Some significant details include "entry defined by round arch with iron grill work. Work pergola above porch. Small round wood arch window on west side. Parapet wall with wood coping. Small sections of red ceramic tile covered eaves."

The legal description is "Lot 9, Block 5, Woodlawn Park Addition"

"This is the earliest house on this block on this side of the street. Originally it fronted on Territorial Road which ran southeasterly from the Prior and Minnehaha intersection in 1982."[1]


"The original owner and occupant of this house, which was built for $2400 was Alexander W. McCrea, a clerk."

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  1. The information provided here is from the 1983 Ramsey County Historical Society and Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission Historic Sites Survey