Old Town Kuna
Presented by Sharon Fisher, Historian
If the only reason you go to Kuna is for Mexican food, you’re missing out on history.
Founded in 1882 as the closest train station to Boise, it was shut down in 1887. But thanks to irrigation, the town came back to life in the early 20th century. Several of its downtown commercial buildings date back to 1915 (one of which is on the National Register) and the “old town” residential area features a variety of houses from that era including foursquare, Queen Anne, Moorish Revival, and Dutch Colonial—as well as good old vernacular. Unlike the old days, when it was a day-long dusty stagecoach ride from Boise to Kuna, today it’s just 20 minutes on the highway. So come check out Kuna.
You can always have Mexican food afterwards.
Sharon Fisher has lived in Kuna for almost 20 years. She is an amateur historian and the author of Images of America: Kuna by Arcadia Publishing. She serves on the Ada County Historic Preservation Council, the Kuna Arts Commission, and is a member of the Kuna Historical Society.