At the entry gate to the J.J. Hill House on Summit Avenue in St. Paul. The picture would probably look better with sunshine and clean snow.
The apartments rented out but the retail space is vacant. I know that at one point there was a carriage dealer and then a horseless carriage dealer in the building. In my own lifetime have seen many businesses come and go. A coffee shop, an antique store, and many more.
The building is located on West 7th Street in St. Paul between Walnut and Chestnut street. Just across the street from what used to be a Dairy Queen.
There are so many pictures to look at when I look at the historic Blair Arcade building on Selby and Western.
They just don’t build them like this anymore.
The black blob in the photo is a pigeon that I did not see when I took the shot. This building houses Bruegger’s bagels and Candy Land in downtown St. Paul. Next time you stop by Candy Land look up, but also watch out for pigeons.
I just love the brick and the metal and, hello! It is a turret.