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

The Chico Club

 
 
The Chico Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
1. The Chico Club Marker
Captions: (bottom left) Grand Opening Invitation, (bottom right) Petra Belaustegui, Manager.
Inscription. “One of the fine new buildings in Boise,” heralded the Idaho Statesman newspaper in 1935, when the Belaustegui Hotel & Basque Boarding House was constructed by Augustin and Petra Belaustegui. A few years later, part of the hotel became “The Chico Club,” which, according to the lease, was for “social and recreational affairs, and not for any other purpose.” The membership fee was $1, followed by annual dues of $1. The club became an important gathering place for both Basque and non-Basque members, men and women alike. Upon opening, the newspaper reported that the building’s owner, Mrs. Patxa Belaustegui, and the club’s managers, her son and daughter Petra and Angel Belaustegui, “entertained a group of 35 guests” and in fine Basque tradition, provided a meal featuring “barbecued lamb,” and of course, included dancing. It is appropriate that the Chico Club building heralds entry to the Basque Block from downtown Boise - echoing a sense of community that has existed on this street for generations.
 
Erected by Basque Museum and Cultural Center.
 
Location. 43° 36.831′ N, 116° 12.118′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker is at the intersection
The Chico Club and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
2. The Chico Club and Marker
The marker is at the corner of the building.
of South 6th Street and Grove Street, on the right when traveling south on South 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 South 6th Street, Boise ID 83702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Basque Center (a few steps from this marker); Grove Street Warehouse (a few steps from this marker); Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House (within shouting distance of this marker); Basque Museum and Cultural Center (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); Heath Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bar Gernika (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
 
The Chico Club image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2018
3. The Chico Club
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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