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Submitted by Preservation Idaho on May 21, 2012 - Comments: 1
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.
Submitted by Preservation Idaho on May 10, 2012 - Comments: 0
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.
Submitted by Preservation Idaho on April 20, 2012 - Comments: 0
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.
Submitted by Preservation Idaho on February 23, 2012 - Comments: 0
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.
Submitted by Amy Pence-Brown on July 10, 2011 - Comments: 7
As much as I love architecture, I also love Americana tchotchkes, especially those featuring American architecture.  The mid part of the twentieth century was perhaps the height of collectible memorabilia, as the automobile made tourism and travel popular and easy. Hitting the road was a favorite American pastime, and all along the way roadside stands offered tourists different knick-knacks to remember their travels by, from coffee mugs to refrigerator magnets. A particular favorite was the souvenir plate.
Submitted by T. Gerlach on June 29, 2011 - Comments: 3
The Struggle for Central Addition Historic preservation is often the art of bringing back to sight that which has been in constant view but is no longer seen. Boise’s diminished but still existing Central Addition is a place many of us have driven by en route to somewhere else, a neighborhood of passing glances and brief impressions at best, but most likely little more than a peripheral blur as you accelerate down Myrtle heading east, or chase the timing of the lights driving west on Front. Yet tucked in between those two corridors, hidden behind the WinCo, is the last remnant of Boise’s earliest urban residential development.
Submitted by T. Gerlach on June 14, 2011 - Comments: 0
Or, Curtain Walls and Footballs Some of the finest architecture to be found in Boise is on the Boise State University campus. From its earliest years as a junior college up to the present day, BSU has been the home of buildings that are beautiful, challenging and compelling, often all at the same time.
Submitted by T. Gerlach on May 3, 2011 - Comments: 1
The City of Boise’s Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant winners have been recently announced, and among them are the Veterans Park Neighborhood Association, who received $16000 to create an interpretive trail through their neighborhood. This trail will wend its way through a part of the city I and others have taken to calling the West End. What, you might wonder, is the West End? Everyone knows about the North End, and the East End has made its claim as a distinct historic place, but what is this West End and why am I calling it that?
Submitted by Dan Everhart on April 27, 2011 - Comments: 5
A few weeks ago I toured one of Boise’s most architecturally significant homes from the mid-20th century. Designed by Jedd Jones of the Boise architectural firm of Hummel, Hummel, and Jones, the house at 105 E. Highland Drive was designed in 1967 for Ethel Chapman—owner of The Mode department store in downtown Boise.
Submitted by Amy Pence-Brown on March 20, 2011 - Comments: 3
This year the Boise City Department of Arts & History and TrICA have teamed up with the Boise Public Library to bring this great, free series to Treasure Valley kids called [re]art: art as your child may not have imagined. From breakdancing to culinary creations and Jewish traditions to old timey radio, the goal is to introduce children to artforms outside of the box therefore expanding their creative thinking. Last Sunday I took my daughters to Folly, Form & Function in Architecture, a re[art] program dedicated to learning about architectural design and getting kids thinking about the structures in their everyday lives.