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Boise in Ada County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Tom and Julia Davis Homesite

 

— Did You Know? —

 
Tom and Julia Davis Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2018
1. Tom and Julia Davis Homesite Marker
Inscription.  On this very site stood the home of Boise pioneers Tom and Julia Davis.
In 1889, the Davis family built this fashionable Victorian home on a section of their homestead extending from Front Street to the Boise River. This handsome two-story wood frame house featured 12 rooms and cost $3,500 to build. It faced 7th Street, which was then a narrow dirt road that stopped at the river.
The Davis family resided her until Julia's death in 1907. Tom died here one year later. In 1931, the city razed the house when 7th Street became Capitol Boulevard.
 
Erected by Boise Arts Commission. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 43° 36.737′ N, 116° 12.311′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is at the intersection of South Capitol Boulevard and West Myrtle Street, on the right when traveling south on South Capitol Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 495 South Capitol Boulevard, Boise ID 83702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Tom and Julia Davis Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2018
2. Tom and Julia Davis Homesite Marker
of this marker. The Boise Gallery of Art - 1937 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacajawea and Pomp (about 700 feet away); Bar Gernika (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laiak (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anduiza Hotel and Fronton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Basque Museum and Cultural Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Anduiza Hotel and Fronton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on a light standard. "Did You Know?" is one of a series of such markers located along or near South Capital Boulevard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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