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Blair Building listed on the Clark County Heritage Register - 06/13/18

Vancouver, WA – Clark County’s Historic Preservation Commission has listed the Blair Building to the Clark County Heritage Register. The building is located at 1801 Main St., Washougal.

Built in 1925, the Blair Building is one of the oldest structures remaining in Washougal’s traditional downtown core. It also is the most intact of all remaining older brick commercial buildings in the nearby vicinity.

The building was originally used as a meat market and butcher shop, which was once considered an essential business in a city or town’s downtown. Stand-alone meat markets began to disappear from neighborhoods as the grocery business evolved into larger supermarket stores. 

The Blair Building is a rare example in Washington state of a brick structure with a meat market, additional street level commercial space and second story rental housing.

For more information about the history of the Blair Building or the Clark County Historic Preservation program, please contact Community Planning at 564.397.4909. Information also is available on the county’s website at www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/historic-preservation.

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