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

Anduiza Hotel and Fronton

619 Grove Street

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
1. Anduiza Hotel and Fronton Marker
Captions: (middle left & right) Pelota Players; (bottom left & right) Original Blueprints of Fronton.
Inscription. The play was intense and furious: men smacking a leather-covered ball with their hands, or whipping their paddles, or palas, through the air. The sport, pelota, was brought to Idaho by early Basque immigrants. Juan and Juana Anduiza constructed this building in 1914 as a boarding house for Basque sheepherders who wintered in Boise. The pelota court, or fronton, was an added community attraction, often doubling as a dance hall. Raymond J. Briggs purchased the building and preserved the court, the largest in the Northwest. Still in use, it provides a link for today's Boise Basque community to a traditional sport of the homeland.
 
Erected by Basque Museum and Cultural Center.
 
Location. 43° 36.84′ N, 116° 12.164′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is on Grove Street near South Capitol Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 619 Grove Street, Boise ID 83702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Anduiza Hotel and Fronton (here, next to this marker); Basque Museum and Cultural Center (a few steps from this marker); Bar Gernika
Anduiza Hotel and Fronton and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
2. Anduiza Hotel and Fronton and Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
(a few steps from this marker); Laiak (within shouting distance of this marker); Heath Building (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 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSports
 
Anduiza Hotel and Fronton image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
3. Anduiza Hotel and Fronton
 
 
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 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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