Treasure Valley Preservation Media Roundup

Preservation Idaho has been on the forefront of several advocacy issues in Boise lately. Local News media has been helping provide a balanced view of the concerns face by the preservation community as well as those who advocate for new buildings and development. Here are some highlights.

Booth House/Marian Prichett Property

This property has long been on the radar of Preservation Idaho. The park-like campus in Boise's Historic North End has been owned by the Salvation Army since the 1920's. The property is currently for sale in order for the Salvation Army to build a new, larger campus further west.   This property is at the heart of the discussion of preservation of history and how to grow while respecting our historic built environment.

Learn more about the property on our Idaho Architecture Project web page.

KIVI did a news report on February 25, 2018

Idaho Statesman ran a story on February 23, 2018

KTVB did a news report on March 6, 2018

Highlands Elementary

Preservation Idaho has been working with the Boise School District Administrators as they make decisions about renovating or replacing Boise Schools as a result of a 175 million dollar bond which passed in 2017.  Highlands Elementary, as a shining example of mid-century school architecture, is on the front lines of an ongoing debate about the future of our built environment and a decision will be made soon to remodel or rebuild from scratch. 

Idaho Statesman ran a story on March 4, 2018

KTVB did a news report on March 6, 2018