Preserve Central Addition

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.

The property and the homes it contains have now reverted to the ownership of Washington Federal Savings Bank. It would be safe to assume that their intent is to sell the property, but we cannot say for sure if that’s the case.

Ultimately, with your generous gifts, we raised approximately $7,500 towards our goal. At the moment Preservation Idaho and our partners are uncertain of our next steps, but we hope that our donors will consent to let us keep their donations for further advocacy efforts in the neighborhood. We pledged to refund the donations of those who wished us to if this project did not materialize. However we are not finished with the effort to secure the future of these homes by other means.

If you wish to have your donation returned, please contact Kathleen Barrett at Preservation Idaho. If you wish to continue supporting the project you do not need to contact us. If you learned of our fundraising goal recently and still wish to contribute, it’s not too late.

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