Idaho Modern will be hosting CK Anderson, the principal & creative director for helveticka, a creative branding group based in Spokane, Washington. CK will give a presentation on one of the Inland Northwest’s most successful modern architects, Kenneth W. Brooks. In 1965 Brooks designed one of Boise’s most treasured modern buildings, the Intermountain Gas Company Headquarters. Mr. Anderson will be speaking about Brooks and his design for Intermountain Gas. This event is sponsored by the City of Boise Department of Arts & History and the Modern Hotel.
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 historic preservation.
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.
Saturday, December 8th, was a rainy day in Boise but even Mother Nature loves our rehabilitation project at Building 4/Surgeon's Quarters at Fort Boise/VAMC and she couldn't resist drying out the clouds and clearing the skies for us. As most of you know, Preservation Idaho has had an ambitious project going at Building 4/Surgeon's Quarters for much of 2014 and, with the help of many groups and individuals; we have made amazing progress bringing this 1860's building back to much of its former glory.
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 historic preservation. 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 »