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Submitted by Paula Benson on August 29, 2016 - Comments: 0
We are delighted that Liz's interest has become a Guest Blog for Preservation Idaho.  We look forward to her next contribution...maybe a Tourtellotte and Hummell expedition she started a few years ago!
Submitted by Paula Benson on August 17, 2016 - Comments: 0
Read How One Portland Neighborhood Banded Together To Save An Important Landmark. The Ocobock Mansion, with a long and interesting history, was headed for demoliton before a Northeast Portland Neighborhood got involved. The 1913 Mansion was a fixture in Portland's African-American community and it is rumored that Martin Luther King visited the house in 1961. It's also a story of how buildings in the National Register of Historic Places can be taken off the Register and demolished! 
Submitted by Paula Benson on May 26, 2016 - Comments: 0
The Idaho Business Review has a great article on the important events that contributed to the development of Boise as we know it.  The article explains the true history behind Wallace Stegner's iconic book, "Angle of Repose", the history of Arthur and Mary Foote, and highlights a project to create an interpretive center on the site where their beautiful lava rock home stood.
Submitted by Paula Benson on May 3, 2016 - Comments: 0
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.
Submitted by Paula Benson on December 12, 2015 - Comments: 0
SAVING HISTORY – RELOCTED VICTORIAN SHINES AGAIN Through the collaboration of Preservation Idaho, developer Local Construct, Western States Movers, and owner Rita Sturiale, the ca. 1893 historic Victorian Wood House has been relocated to 1501 W. Jefferson Street, where it will begin a new future as an antique shop and specialty café.
Submitted by Dan Everhart on October 21, 2015 - Comments: 0
Since November of 2012, the landmark Spaulding Ranch on Boise’s West Bench has been a site of concern to Preservation Idaho. Threatened with subdivision and tract housing development despite its status as a Boise City Historic District and its listing in the National Register of Historic Places, the 20 acre property has recently won an unexpected reprieve.
Submitted by Dan Everhart on July 9, 2015 - Comments: 0
For fifteen years, Preservation Idaho has defended the historic Ada County Courthouse in Boise and its collection of New Deal art from calls for demolition, removal, or concealment. Our latest efforts to see the most controversial element of the mural collection displayed and interpreted is documented below in our letter to the University of Idaho's College of Law. For additional information on this historic landmark and other New Deal architecture in Boise, click here.
Submitted by Paula Benson on June 10, 2015 - Comments: 0
The largest O&O audience ever, assembled at the beautiful Sandpoint Business and Events Center (former Sandpoint High School) for our 38th Annual Orchids & Onions Awards.   Thirteen Orchids representing the best in historic preservation from around the state were recongnized and celebrated. Over 150 people attended and enjoyed the celebration along with a great lunch and time to enjoy beautiful Sandpoint.  Later that afternoon, the Orchid winning Sanpoint Train Depot, was dedicated with a large crowd attending the ribbon cutting.
Submitted by Paula Benson on May 5, 2015 - Comments: 0
THANK YOU to everyone who supported Preservation Idaho on Idaho Gives Day on May 7th.    We netted just over $1200 that will go towards furthering our mission of "Preserving Idaho's historic places through collaboration, education, and advocacy"  Thank you for your support because we can't do it without you!    We have a busy summer and we hope to see you at one of our Upcoming Events.    
Submitted by Stephanie Clarkson on April 2, 2015 - Comments: 0
Idaho Modern’s 4th annual Modern Masters highlighted the work of Kenneth Brooks. It took place on a stormy evening in the Hospitality Center at the Intermountain Gas Company Headquarters. There were limited tickets available for a tour of the complex prior to the lecture. IMG operations manager, Byron Defenbach was a superb tour guide highlighting company history and pointing out efforts the company has taken to preserve the integrity of the building. The complex was built in 1965 by Kenneth Brooks, an architect from Spokane, Washington.