An unfortunate fire, perhaps arson, has halted Preservation Idaho's effort to save and rehabilitate two turn of the century homes in Boise's Central Addition. Preservation Idaho has been working behind the scenes to find a supportive buyer for the property. We have also led a number of walking tours of the neighborhood to educate the public on the importance of incorporating historic buildings into the area's future re-development. The 2nd Empire style home at 416 S. 4th St. with its elaborate exterior and interior was an exceptional lose (first picture). Preservation Idaho will attempt to salvage what remains.
Boise, Idaho – April 25, 2013 – Preservation Idaho is pleased to announce the recipients of the 36th Annual Orchids and Onions Awards.
Every year, Preservation Idaho hosts the Orchids and Onions Awards, an awards ceremony designed to celebrate individuals and organizations that have made a positive contribution to historic preservation, and in turn to bring awareness to those projects that have shown insensitivity to the state’s cultural history.
Help Preservation Idaho celebrate the landscape and built environment that shaped Boise over the past 150 years by sharing your items from lost buildings. The exhibition, titled Remnants of Boise will display architectural relics from the last 150 years in Boise.
Remnants of Boise is brought to you by the Boise City Department of Arts & History on behalf of BOISE 150 and in collaboration with Preservation Idaho.
Preservation Idaho is pleased to share the following Press Release issued from the Idaho Department of Commerce yesterday. The Main Street effort has been sustained for the last three years through a monthly phone call coordinated by Preservation Idaho and the Boise Field Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which culminated in representatives meeting with the Idaho Department of Commerce to share their vision. The meeting generated a lot of excitement and interest and was the spring board for several more conversations that lead to this monumental announcement. Preservation Idaho will continue to champion the Main Street program to enhance and revitalize historic business districts across Idaho by assisting interested communities and the Dept of Commerce in their efforts.
The 35th Annual Orchids and Onions Awards Ceremony was a great success, held on May 19, 2012 at the Masonic Temple in Boise. With over 90 people in attendance, Preservation Idaho celebrated those who have done so much to preserve and promote Idaho's historic and cultural resources, as well as highlight the insensitivity to historic preservation demonstrated by this year's Onion Award recipient.
Since the posting of Hurlbut Mansion on the Preservation Idaho “Threatened Sites” tab, the Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program (LCECP) has announced that they have recently met the match grant challenge sponsored by the Harry Morrison Foundation.
The Hurlbut Mansion in Lewiston has a long and elegant history as a private home, a Children's Home, and hopefully, in the future, as the site of an innovative learning facility. The building's architecture is a wonderful reflection of the Colonial Revival style and is the last remaining building of that style in Idaho designed by the renowned architect Kirtland Cutter.
There is a free two-day workshop on cemetery preservation sponsored by the Idaho Heritage Trust and hosted by the Idaho City Historical Foundation. Featured speakers are Sally Donovan and Bruce Howard of Hood River, Oregon.
To celebrate the upcoming sesquicentennial of the Idaho Territorial period, the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office and Preservation Idaho are working together on an initiative to identify and highlight 150 historic buildings constructed during that era. The final product will be a website page showing the 150 buildings/structures and brief information about each one. This will give our website visitors an opportunity to learn more about Idaho’s history through its built environment.