State Forestry Department
CCC – 1939-40
This unique landmark was built for the State Forestry Department as part of the celebration of Idaho’s 50th anniversary. Designed by Hans Hulbe, architect for the Boise Payette lumber company, the building was constructed by the CCC of Idaho Englemann Spruce under the direction of emigrant Finnish craftsmen from the McCall area. Originally known as “Chateau de Bois”, each interior room is finished with indigenous Idaho lumber donated by the state’s timber companies. Though valued at $40,000 upon completion, the structure only cost taxpayers $1,600.
Features to Note
- Multiple wood treatments and textures
- Dove-tailed corner notching of the logs
- Gable details