1780 W. Blair Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Address: 1780 Blair Avenue W
Neighborhood/s: Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1891
Primary Style: Victorian
Additions: Front addition.
Major Alterations: Some/mostly intact
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Wood
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
Material of Foundation: None Listed
Building Permit Number: 24951
First Owner: Annie Mary Erickson and Julius Slengard
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1780 W. Blair Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.960818° N, 93.175525° W)

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

Date of site visit 1/18/1982 by Fieldworker: L. Scott

The fenestration is "1/1 rectangular double hung," with a "hip and gable" roof style. The building has "one interior brick" chimney and is built with a "wood frame."

Significant details: "L-shaped massing. Open pediment facade porch with square incised columns and decorative bargeboard. Large facade fixed pane window with transom. Entrance also has transon. Decorative frieze at eave level. Gable end has recessed window, shingling, and decorative bargeboard. Also, brackets at corners."

Historical background: "The original owners of this house, which was built for $1,500, were Annie Mary Erickson and Julius Slengard (illegible). Neither was listed in the 1892 or 1893 city directory; however, Alfred G. Erickson, a carpenter, was listed as boarding at this address in 1893."

Level of significance: "Local"

Legal description: "Lot 5, Block 3, Forest Lawn Addition"

Statement of significance: "This house is similar to the common L-shaped farmhouse but has decorative treatments as in the gable end, which mildly suggests Shingle Style influences."

Sources of information: "Polk's St. Paul City Directory 1892-1893."

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