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

Bar Gernika

Basque Pub & Eatery

 

—202 S. Capitol Blvd. —

 
Bar Gernika Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
1. Bar Gernika Marker
Captions: (bottom left) Original Cub Tavern Sign; (bottom center) Cub Tavern Proprietor Richie Uranga and Employees; (bottom right) Chong Was Low and Co., formerly 719 Grove St.
Inscription. The clinking of glasses, the clang of silverware, good conversation and enjoyable times have long been a part of this corner. Food and drink are especially important to the Basques, drawing people together in this highly social culture. Constructed in 1912, this building first was home to Quong Chong Laundry. The laundry, as well as other Chinese businesses such as restaurants and markets, stood as markers of a culturally diverse neighborhood on Grove Street. Later, the small brick structure was converted into a restaurant, the "Boulevard Lunch", and then became "The Cub Tavern in 1948. More than 40 years later, the location took on a definite Basque flavor when the site was transformed to "Bar Gernika" in 1991. Gernika, Bizkaia, Spain, is Boise's sister city in Euskadi. And those who have traveled to Gernika report, yes, there was indeed a "Bar Boise" located there!
 
Erected by Basque Museum and Cultural Center.
 
Location. 43° 36.845′ N, 116° 12.18′ 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: 202 South Capitol Boulevard, Boise ID 83702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Bar Gernika and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
2. Bar Gernika and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laiak (a few steps from this marker); Anduiza Hotel and Fronton (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Anduiza Hotel and Fronton (within shouting distance of this marker); Heath Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Basque Museum and Cultural Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House (within shouting distance of this marker); Grove Street Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Basque Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
Additional keywords. Basque
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
 
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 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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