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Union Block, 710-720 West Idaho Street, Boise, Ada County, ID



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B&W Photos

HB420594
View Of Street Scape

HB420595
View Of Facade (south) Looking Northwest.

HB420596
Elevation Of The Three Western Most Bays Of The Facade.

HB420597
View Of Center (tallest) Bay Of The Facade.

HB420598
Hallway With Skylights Looking North.

HB420599
Hallway With Skylights Looking West.

HB420600
Interior Windows In East Half Of Center Arch.

HB420601
Interior Windows In West Half Of Western Most Arch.

HB420602
Interior Windows In East Half Of Tallest Arch.

HB420603
Interior Windows In West Side Of Tallest Arch.

HB420604
First Floor Plan.


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Supplemental Material


Item Title


Location
710-720 West Idaho Street, Boise, ID

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS ID-20
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-16).
Building/structure dates: 1902 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1963 subsequent work
Significance: The Union Block was built for a syndiact composed of some of the most prominent turn-of-the-century personalities in Boise, headed by Mayor Moses Alexander and Fort Boise Commandant General John Green. It was designed by Boise's then dominant architectural firm of John E. Tourtellotte & Company. The Union Block's facade, a noteworthy part of the downtown Boise Streetscape, was rendered in native sandstone from the nationally known Tablerock quarry nearby. The unique second story window and parapet design is particularly noteworthy.

Subjects
Commercial Facilities


Related Names
Tourtellotte, John E.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF STREET SCAPE. LOOKING NORTHEAST.
2. VIEW OF FACADE (SOUTH) LOOKING NORTHWEST.
3. ELEVATION OF THE THREE WESTERN MOST BAYS OF THE FACADE.
4. VIEW OF CENTER (TALLEST) BAY OF THE FACADE.
5. HALLWAY WITH SKYLIGHTS LOOKING NORTH.
6. HALLWAY WITH SKYLIGHTS LOOKING WEST.
7. INTERIOR WINDOWS IN EAST HALF OF CENTER ARCH.
8. INTERIOR WINDOWS IN WEST HALF OF WESTERN MOST ARCH.
9. INTERIOR WINDOWS IN EAST HALF OF TALLEST ARCH.
10. INTERIOR WINDOWS IN WEST SIDE OF TALLEST ARCH.
11. FIRST FLOOR PLAN.


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