Boise in Ada County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
The Boise Gallery of Art - 1937
Boise Art Museum
— Did You Know? —
In 1933, with financing from the federal Public Works Administration (PWA), the City of Boise broke ground for construction of the new Boise Gallery of Art.
This two room gallery was designed in the art deco style by noted architects Tourtellotte & Hummel and Wayland & Fennell. Characterized by a pair of massive bronze doors, the building was constructed of sandstone blocks quarried at Table Rock.
Better known today as the Boise Part Museum, the building was expanded in 1973, enclosing and preserving the original façade. The beautiful bronze doors remain on display within.
Erected 2007 by Boise Arts Commission. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
Location. 43° 36.653′ N, 116° 12.368′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker can be reached from South Capitol Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 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 of this marker. Sacajawea and Pomp (within shouting distance of this marker); The WPA (Works Project Administration) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tom and Julia Davis Homesite (about 600 feet away); Wilson Price Hunt Expedition (about 600 feet away); The Log Cabin (about 600 feet away); McClelland Ferry (about 800 feet away); Reinhold Chrystman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (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 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 136 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.