Eoff House - New Historic District for Boise

The Eoff/Brady/Hon House is one of the best examples of Queen Anne architecture in the entire city and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1897 and designed by Tourtellotte and Hummel, it has served as a private home, the Governor’s Mansion, and most recently, as apartment housing. The property is now privately owned and the current owner is seeking an investor to allow the house to remain on-site rather than being moved or salvaged to accommodate a new condominium project.  

Preservation Idaho is working with the owner to find a buyer or a preservation-minded partner to help in the rehabilitation/update of the home in a historically sensitive manner. This project could qualify for the Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits. The property includes a developable lot next to the existing home.

Read more about this history of this home on the Idaho Architecture Project Site:

Property Description

The Subject Property is comprised of three buildings on a 0.42 acre site. The multi-family residential structure encompasses 10,558+- square feet. Two small outbuildings are located at the rear of the site.

Address: 140 W. Main Street, Boise, Idaho, 83702
Location: Boise City Original Townsite, Block 36, Lots 1-3
Type: Multi-family Residential
Number of Units: 10
Building Area: 3 Buildings encompassing 10,558+- SF
Construction: Brick and stone masonry with wood frame
Parcel Size: 0.42 acres
Zoning: R-OD (Residential Office with Design Review overlay)
Year Built: Main Building 1897; Remaining Buildings c. 1920
Parking: 8 spaces
Heating: Geothermal radiators
Roof: Wood shingle
Tax Identification: Parcel R1013002430; located in Tax Code Area 01-6

Boise City - New Historic District

On August 7, 2018 the Boise City Council issued an emergency moratorium on all demolition permits after learning that the building owner had intended to demolish the structure. 

“The owner has explained that the plumbing and wiring in the house are in poor condition and that he does not want to upgrade or reuse the house as part of a larger development. He appears intent on obtaining a demolition permit for the house within the next several months,” Hal Simmons and Ted Vanegas of Boise’s Planning and Development Services wrote in the meeting’s agenda.

While the immediate demolition of the residence is halted Boise City will be considering creation of a new historic district which will incorporate the Eoff House and ten other buildings in a two-block area.

Read more here....

Statesman article: https://www.idahostatesman.com/latest-news/article216277225.html

Boise City press: https://www.livboise.org/liv-stories/2018/boise-city-council-protects-historic-home/