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2006 Orchids & Onions


Contribution to Historic Preservation

Awarded to projects that have been successful in the tasteful restoration, addition, or remodel of an existing building (residential or commercial).

  • BoDo Development - Restoration and Adaptive Reuse of the historic Foster's Building
  • Collister Community Church & LKV Architects - Tasteful addition to historic sanctuary
  • Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel - Restoration and relocation of the Ahavath Beth Israel Historic Synagogue
  • David & Sharon Oster - Restoration and revitalization of their historic home at 1201 Harrison Boulevard in Boise. 

Friend of Preservation

Awarded to non-professional individuals distinguished for service in historic preservation. This would include, but not be limited to, those who volunteer for preservation organizations, historical societies or museums.

  • Julie Chandler - Weiser, Idaho
  • John Crowe - Boise, Idaho
  • Friends of the Portia Club - Payette, Idaho
  • Valerie Hoybjerg - American Falls, Idaho
  • Ardis Lantz - Weiser, Idaho
  • Chuck Randolph - Caldwell, Idaho

Cultural Heritage Preservation

Awarded to educational programs and projects that have made a positive impact toward the preservation of cultural heritage and open spaces, as well as the restoration and rehabilitation of historic landmarks and roadside architecture.

  • Ada County Historic Preservation Council and the Center for Idaho History and Politics - For the publication of Echoes from the Ada County Courthouse: 1938-2001 by Arthur A. Hart
  • Bill Crookham & Bob Collins - For the collection of oral histories in Canyon and Owyhee Counties.


Examples of projects or programs insensitive to historic preservation can be awarded in the following categories: individuals or corporations who demolish historically significant buildings or sites; new construction that is insensitive or ignorant of the neighborhood's history.

  • Day Realty/Vista Village - For the unwarranted demolition of the Moxie Java building at the corner of Vista Avenue and Kootenai Street in Boise.