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As Idaho Grows, Idaho Loses More of its Historic Buildings Each Day. With no demolition protections, many buildings are lost without a thought to what they represent to the citizens of the state. Join Our Efforts To Be A Voice for Thoughtful Preservation and Thoughtful Development!
39th Annual Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony in Boise
Since 1977, Preservation Idaho has hosted the annual 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. The Jury has met and we soon will be announcing Orchids & Onion honorees for 2016. Please join us May 21st at the Historic Ada County Courthouse. Tickets are now on sale!
The Idaho Heritage Barns register has been established with barns and agricultural outbuildings that are already listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Additional barns can be recorded on a streamlined data form similar to that used by the Washington State barns program. The modified form is available on the website and includes illustrations of architectural features and terminology for easy use in recording the structures, as well as who to contact for for technical assistance.
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 »