Boise in Ada County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House
607 Grove Street
The Cyrus Jacobs home, built in 1864, is the oldest surviving brick dwelling in Boise. Jacobs, a prominent merchant and mayor of Boise, lived here for almost 40 years. Beginning in 1910, it became the residence of Basque families - first, the Galdos, then the Bicandis, and finally, in 1917, Jose and Hermenegilda Uberuaga. Here, these families provided a "home away from home" for sheepherders and other boarders.
In 1983, Adelia Garro Simplot purchased the property from the Uberuagas to preserve the rich tapestry of Idaho Euskaldunak history. This dream became a reality in 1985 when the Basque Museum and Cultural Center acquired the house. It stands as a tribute to Basque boarding house life in America.
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by Basque Museum and Cultural Center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 43° 36.828′ N, 116° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 607 Grove Street, Boise ID 83702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grove Street Warehouse (a few steps from this marker); The Basque Center (a few steps from this marker); Basque Museum and Cultural Center (a few steps from this marker); The Chico Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Anduiza Hotel and Fronton (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Anduiza Hotel and Fronton (within shouting distance of this marker); Bar Gernika (within shouting distance of this marker); Heath Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
Additional keywords. Basque
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