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.
Members are the backbone of our organization. Many of the programs and events we host, such as our popular Heritage Home Tour, would not be possible without the continued financial support of our members.
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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 »