The upper stories are residential and the lower are retail. The shop with the lights on has been vacant for years as has space to the right in the photo. One of my favorite historic buildings on West 7th street in St. Paul.
For a time there was a sign in the window that said “The Irish are coming” and the grey trim was painted red. The suite was vacant for some time before the Parlour moved in and restored the trim to its original color. Thanks. The red was pretty but it felt like vandalism.
There are so many pictures to look at when I look at the historic Blair Arcade building on Selby and Western.
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.
Some bricks and some blocks too.
Someone asked me earlier this week if I ever get tired of taking pictures in downtown St. Paul and my answer was no. This building is on the corner of 6th and Wabasha and I am guessing I could easily take 50 photographs of it and still find something new to like. This nine story building was built in 1888 in the romanesque revival style. It now houses retail and banking.