Campaign to Restore Fort Boise's Historic Surgeon's Quarters
Preservation Idaho is committed to raising $70,000 to fund the exterior and interior rehabilitation of this building. The Veterans Administration will pay for the cost of rehabilitating the rest of the building into a functional historic/administrative building for the next 150 years.
Although I've lived in Boise for over twenty five years, I'd never been to the V.A. medical Center until a recent Saturday morning. I'd never had a reason to go. I wasn't a patient, and I didn't know anyone who was. Besides, I make a point of steering clear of hospitals and doctors when I can.
So when my neighbor invited me to come out to the V.A. on May 17th to help Preservation Idaho with their project to renovate the old Surgeon's Quarters at Fort Boise, I was surprised to find out that the entire VA Medical Center is on the National Register for Historic Places. The site's not like some other historic districts in Boise, like Harrison Boulevard or Warms Springs, where the historic nature of the...
Since 1977, Preservation Idaho has hosted the annual Orchids & Onions Awards, a ceremony designed to celebrate those individuals and organizations that have made a positive contribution to historic preservation, and in turn, to bring awareness to those projects which have shown an insensitivity to the state's cultural history. Read more »
For 40 years, Preservation Idaho has worked to protect historic places of significance to Idahoans. Though at times limited in its ability to affect real change outside of the Treasure Valley, Preservation Idaho has worked across the state in small ways and large to preserve the architecture and history that makes Idaho unique. Read about some of our past efforts »
Across the state of Idaho, individual landmarks, significant landscapes, and historic districts are threatened by neglect, development, inappropriate alterations, and a lack of knowledge about the importance of historic places. Preservation Idaho works to answers these threats through advocacy and education, but we cannot do it alone. Read more »