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U. S. Assay Office, 210 Main Street, Boise, Ada County, ID



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B&W Photos

HB420559
Main Elevation, View From Street

HB420560
Perspective View Of Main Elevation, View From South

HB420561
Perspective View Of Main And Northwest Elevations

HB420562
Northwest Elevation, Detail Of Brickwork And Gutter

HB420563
First Floor, Main Stairway

HB420564
First Floor, View Of Side Hall Looking Through Arch To The Left Of Main Stairway


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Item Title


Location
210 Main Street, Boise, ID

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS ID-10
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-19).
National Register Number: 66000305
Significance: One of the earliest monumental structures in the Northwest, the Assay Office opened in March 1872. It was designed in Washington, D.C. by A.B. Mullett's office, the office of the supervising architect of the Treasury Department. The building operated as an assay office from 1872-1933, and has always symbolized the importance of Idaho's mines. The State plans to turn this venerable structure into a mining museum.

Subjects
Assaying


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. MAIN ELEVATION, VIEW FROM STREET
2. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF MAIN ELEVATION, VIEW FROM SOUTH
3. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF MAIN AND NORTHWEST ELEVATIONS
4. NORTHWEST ELEVATION, DETAIL OF BRICKWORK AND GUTTER
5. FIRST FLOOR, MAIN STAIRWAY
6. FIRST FLOOR, VIEW OF SIDE HALL LOOKING THROUGH ARCH TO THE LEFT OF MAIN STAIRWAY


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