Boise in Ada County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Urquides Village, Southern Edge, circa 1958
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
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); The Chico Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Basque Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grove Street Warehouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Basque Museum and Cultural Center (approx. 0.4 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)
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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.)
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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 75 times since then and 25 times this year. 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.