National Register of Historic Places


Charles E. Blair House

Laramie

Date Added to Register

Friday, October 31, 1980

Smithsonian Number

48AB139

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The Charles E. Blair House is a local landmark located within the urban setting of Laramie. Constructed in 1911-1912, the architectural distinction of the Blair House lies in the fact that it is a well preserved example of a late Victorian house form, built a decade after Victorianism’s official “death”. The asymmetrical massing of the building, picturesque roofline, variety of textures and materials, classical motifs, and interior spatial organization earmark the building as a holdover from the Queen Anne style, which had remained popular throughout the state long after its abandonment elsewhere in the country. The Blair House is also representative in that its architect, William Redding & Son of Denver, Colorado, was brought in from out of state, a common occurrence at the time.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources