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Blair House and Depot

Built: about 1869
Located: West of Old Walker Ave. (16th Street) and North of the Railroad Tracks

Blair House and Depot

The 1869 building would have sat on the North side of the tracks, just west of Old Walker Avenue (now 16th Street).  I was a wood frame building, possibly three stories tall.  The 1876,  “Bird’s Eye View of Blair,” shows this building and lists it as “The Blair House Hotel.”

Hotel Register

A hotel register for the Blair House is available at the Washington County Museum Library.

  • First entry  Wednesday 17th June 1874
  • Last page  Monday, April 5, 1880
  • F. M. Kiely is listed as Proprietor.  (Around 1880, the name of the proprietor was crossed out and changed to E. E. Kiely.)

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