BOOM AND BUST! BOISE DURING THE ROARING 20’S AND THE GREAT DEPRESSION
Presented by Doug Stan, History Teacher and Preservation Idaho Board Member
Join local history teacher and Preservation Idaho board member Doug Stan on a walk through Boise’s past. On our walk, we’ll check out Boise of the roaring twenties, a boom period in local architecture featuring downtown buildings such as the Egyptian Theater and Hotel Boise. Boiseans enjoyed the good times in their city in dance halls, theaters, and even illegal speakeasies. The good times hit the skids in 1930 however, and Boise reflected the hard times through the need for government employment programs and federal building. We’ll walk by the only downtown bank to make it through the Depression and several important WPA built landmarks. Come imagine what it must have been like to go from party times to hard times in downtown Boise.