Preservation Idaho Protects Boise History

Dated: 09/18/2015

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Main Street, Looking East, Boise, ID. "Main Street, Looking East, Boise, ID" by Unknown photographer - Reproduced from an original postcard published by Sprouse & Son, Tacoma, Washington. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons

Here at Thinking Boise, we have a special place in our hearts for vintage homes.

That's why (one of numerous reasons!) we're so lucky that we live in Boise. This city takes pride in it's heritage, and that includes protecting the many historical homes found in the City of Trees.

For those who want to join the effort to conserve our history, there's Preservation Idaho. This organization started in 1972 when Bosieans realized that the city's historical architecture was going the way of the dinosaur. Thanks to the band of individuals who formed this group 43 years ago, current residents can enjoy the many beautiful buildings of decades past.

Want to help? You can join, donate, or volunteer. There are numerous membership options available, including family ($50) and business ($100) levels. Become a member of the organization and you'll gain benefits such as discounts on Preservation Idaho events, and invitations to member-only functions.

If you aren't quite ready to make a commitment, then consider getting to know Preservation Idaho better by volunteering. Or, attend one of the numerous events, such as the Heritage Home Tour 2015. The next self-guided walking tour is Sunday, October 4, in the Kootenai Street Historic Neighborhood. Participants pay $20 for a booklet containing history on the homes and the neighborhood, as well as to gain entry to the homes on the tour. Ticket prices increase to $25 for non-members on September 19, so buy your ticket soon!

And if you dream of living in a home full of history and charm, Thinking Boise would love to make it a reality.

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Janet Jameyson

In her previous career as an organizing consultant to Fortune 500 companies, Janet Jameyson took the stress out of her clients' lives. Her goal is to bring that same organized professionalism and high....

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