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Submitted by Paula Benson on June 16, 2017 - Comments: 0
Our new website is going live at the end of June!   We love our current website but, as it ages, we have lost some functionality. The new website will offer a new look and new content. We love everything historic......but somethings need to stay updated! Thank you for growing with us.  Watch for more updates.
Submitted by Paula Benson on May 17, 2017 - Comments: 0
Read about this year's winners and losers in the Idaho Statesman using this link. Our Annual Signature Event will be held this Saturday at The Community Library in Ketchum, Idaho. We recognize outstanding preservation projects and Preservationists from around the state. Help us recognize their efforts and support advocacy in action! http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/article150792067.html
Submitted by Paula Benson on April 8, 2017 - Comments: 0
Idaho Gives Day was May 4th but you can still donate.  It's a great opportunity to support us and help us continue our eduation and advocacy work. You can view the wonderful video from Boise City Arts & History and Videographer Guy Hand on the move of the Jones House to its new location and read more about our important work.  Members will get to tour the completely rehabilitated home later this year! Here is the link to our donation page.  We hope you will take a look at consider a donation.
Submitted by Paula Benson on March 3, 2017 - Comments: 0
Boise School District's bond was passed on March 14th.  The approval of a $172 million dollar program will fund improvements at over 20 campuses. Preservation Idaho supports the work of the school district and our goal now is to work with them to ensure that Boise's precious historic schools are preserved and remodeled sensitively so that their significant characteristics remain intact and future generations of students can continue to walk campuses whose buildings reflects the past AND the future.
Submitted by Paula Benson on December 22, 2016 - Comments: 0
This recent article in Boise Weekly by Harrison Berry highlights the "fight" to preserve open space in Boise and around the state and, in particular, looks at the future of Spaulding Ranch.  Preservation Idaho has pushed to be involved and stay involved in the decisions that are being made as to how to use the property for the good of the city.  Maintenance of the buildings, the trees, and the historic stone fence along Cole Road are all issues that are up for discussion.
Submitted by Paula Benson on August 29, 2016 - Comments: 0
We are delighted that Liz's interest has become a Guest Blog for Preservation Idaho.
Submitted by Paula Benson on August 17, 2016 - Comments: 0
Read How One Portland Neighborhood Banded Together To Save An Important Landmark. The Ocobock Mansion, with a long and interesting history, was headed for demoliton before a Northeast Portland Neighborhood got involved. The 1913 Mansion was a fixture in Portland's African-American community and it is rumored that Martin Luther King visited the house in 1961. It's also a story of how buildings in the National Register of Historic Places can be taken off the Register and demolished! 
Submitted by Paula Benson on May 26, 2016 - Comments: 0
The Idaho Business Review has a great article on the important events that contributed to the development of Boise as we know it.  The article explains the true history behind Wallace Stegner's iconic book, "Angle of Repose", the history of Arthur and Mary Foote, and highlights a project to create an interpretive center on the site where their beautiful lava rock home stood.
Submitted by Paula Benson on May 3, 2016 - Comments: 0
The Idaho Heritage Barns register has been established with barns and agricultural outbuildings that are already listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Additional barns can be recorded on a streamlined data form similar to that used by the Washington State barns program. The modified form is available on the website and includes illustrations of architectural features and terminology for easy use in recording the structures, as well as who to contact for for technical assistance.
Submitted by Paula Benson on December 12, 2015 - Comments: 0
SAVING HISTORY – RELOCTED VICTORIAN SHINES AGAIN Through the collaboration of Preservation Idaho, developer Local Construct, Western States Movers, and owner Rita Sturiale, the ca. 1893 historic Victorian Wood House has been relocated to 1501 W. Jefferson Street, where it will begin a new future as an antique shop and specialty café.