Preservation Idaho and Buffalo Heart Homes did not raise enough funds to place the minimum required bid ($460,000) at the auction of the Justice George Stewart and Mary Wood homes in Central Addition. In fact the auction, which took place Friday, April 11, 2014, failed to result in the placement of a single bid.
Campaign to Restore Fort Boise's Historic Surgeon's Quarters
Preservation Idaho is committed to raising $70,000 to fund the exterior and interior rehabilitation of this building. The Veterans Administration will pay for the cost of rehabilitating the rest of the building into a functional historic/administrative building for the next 150 years.
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.
From the Idaho Statehouse to the Vista washer woman, Boise has many sites that are icons of the city.
Visit the Idaho Statesman website today to order a book compiling Anna Webb’s popular Boise Icons series, which has appeared in the Statesman since February in celebration of the city's sesquicentennial year.
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.
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 »