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Home > Idaho > Boise > Gowen Field, Recreation Building, 303 Fourth Avenue, Boise, Ada County, ID



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Item Title


Location
303 Fourth Avenue, Boise, ID

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER ID-36-C
Building/structure dates: 1941 initial construction
Significance: This building is one of the only remaining World War II properties at Gowen Field that retains a high level of integrity and evokes the wartime era that distinguished the installationís service. Outwardly, building 303 projects the austere but identifiable qualities of World War II temporary design, expressed in a typically long gabled form, wood siding, and multiple light, double-hung sash windows. While most of Gowen Fieldís historic building stock, particularly from the Second World War, has been severely altered or demolished, building 303 claims National Register significance for strong architectural values representative of a property type, and conveys important historical realities about the key role of the Air National Guard in augmenting the nationís aerial defense. The building also expresses the larger role played by Gowen Field in the life and economy of the Boise area during the war and beyond.

Subjects
War (World War II)
Auditoriums
Recreation Centers


Related Names
US Army Corps Of Engineers, Portland District
Idaho Air National Guard
Hartman, Colonel. Charles D.
US Army
JO Jordan And Son
Morrison Knudsen Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
CONTEXTUAL VIEW ALONG FOURTH AVENUE, LOOKING NORTH.
FRONT AND WEST ELEVATIONS WITH ORIGINAL OIL FURNACE CHIMNEY, LOOKING EAST.
DETAIL OF ALTERED FRONT ENTRANCE, LOOKING NORTHEAST.
NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS, LOOKING SOUTH.
REAR ELEVATION, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
INTERIOR OF ORIGINAL STAGE AREA, LOOKING NORTH.
INTERIOR, FROM ORIGINAL STAGE FLOOR LOOKING SOUTHWEST TO MODERN IN-FILL WALLS AND PARTITIONS.


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