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Urquides Village, Southern Edge, circa 1958

 
 
Urquides Village, Southern Edge, circa 1958 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 22, 2013
1. Urquides Village, Southern Edge, circa 1958 Marker
Inscription. In 1879, with the death of his friend Antonio de Ocampo, the packer Urquides inherited Ocampo’s city lot at 115 Main Street. Here along a canal he built a home for his wife, Adelaida, their sons, Arthur and Manuel and daughter, Maria Dolores. Mexican-born muleteers and their family settled nearby. Among them were Esteban Ruiz, Santos Paez, Miguel Soto, Jesus and Guadalupe Galindo, and Manuel and Gumecinda Fontes.

As his business grew, Urquides purchased adjacent properties to accommodate barns, stables, a corral and additional housing. A 1912 fire insurance map shows a circle of 21 small structures. Boiseans called the compound Urquides Village or Spanish Village. By the 1930’s, with some 35 rustic cabins, the village was regionally known as an old West historical site. After a fire in 1971, the city condemned the cabins and demolished the neighborhood two years later.
 
Erected 2013 by Boise City Department of Arts and History.
 
Location. 43° 36.702′ N, 116° 11.754′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is on West Main Street 0.1 miles east of South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on a pedestal, directly in front of an office
Marker detail: Urquides Village Houses, c1958 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 22, 2013
2. Marker detail: Urquides Village Houses, c1958
building, between the sidewalk and the street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 West Main Street, Boise ID 83706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maria Dolores (Lola) Binnard, circa 1910 (here, next to this marker); Jesus Urquides Packs a Mule, 1925 (here, next to this marker); Jesus Urquides, Circa 1870 (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.4 miles away); Warm Springs Avenue (approx. half a mile away); Sacajawea and Pomp (approx. half a mile away); Airmail Service (approx. 0.6 miles away); Boise State University (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on a tall metal pedestal adjacent to an attractive metal and wood sculpture of a 19th century camera. Marker text is printed in English (left side) and Spanish (right side)
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Pioneering Boise businessman Jesus Urquides.
The intersection of Main and Second streets in downtown Boise is lined with trees and stately, two-story homes. But it didn't always look like that. For nearly 100 years, it was home to a village built by Jesus Urquides, "Idaho's premier muleteer." (Submitted on November 27, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Top of Marker detail: Urquides Village, c1912, (map/sculpture) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 22, 2013
3. Top of Marker detail: Urquides Village, c1912, (map/sculpture)
 
 
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Urquides Village, Southern Edge, circa 1958 Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 22, 2013
4. Urquides Village, Southern Edge, circa 1958 Marker (wide view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 27, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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