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

Heath Building

176 S. Capitol Blvd.

 
 
Heath Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2018
1. Heath Building Marker
Captions: Newspaper clippings
Inscription. The thread of several cultures, wrapped around a mystery, winds its way through this site. Originally, a log cabin stood here, occupied in the early 1860s by a Boise sheriff. Later, a house was built on the site and deeded by the mayor to Dr. Pefferle, one of the city’s first dentists. In succeeding times, the house was the residence of Idaho’s chief justice; a boarding house for Basque sheepherders; and in one cryptic period near the turn of the century, rumored to be the center of Boise’s red-light district. In 1939, the home, which had expanded greatly through the years, was torn down to make way for a service station. The wrecking crew was startled to find a log cabin-—the original 75-year-old structure-—standing intact within the rambling house. Call it a case of, literally, unraveling a mystery!
 
Erected by Basque Museum and Cultural Center.
 
Location. 43° 36.858′ N, 116° 12.165′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is at the intersection of South Capitol Boulevard and Grove Street, on the right when traveling north on South Capitol Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 176 South Capitol Boulevard, Boise ID 83702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Heath Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2018
2. Heath Building and Marker
The marker is located at the corner of the building.
walking distance of this marker. Laiak (within shouting distance of this marker); Bar Gernika (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); Basque Museum and Cultural Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Grove Street Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chico Club (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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