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

The Boise Gallery of Art - 1937

Boise Art Museum

 

—Did You Know? —

 
The Boise Gallery of Art - 1937 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2018
1. The Boise Gallery of Art - 1937 Marker
Inscription. Since opening in 1937, this building has been the center of Boise's art community.
In 1933, with financing from the federal Public Works Administration (PWA), the City of Boise broke ground for construction of the new Boise Gallery of Art.
This two room gallery was designed in the art deco style by noted architects Tourtellotte & Hummel and Wayland & Fennell. Characterized by a pair of massive bronze doors, the building was constructed of sandstone blocks quarried at Table Rock.
Better known today as the Boise Part Museum, the building was expanded in 1973, enclosing and preserving the original façade. The beautiful bronze doors remain on display within.
 
Erected 2007 by Boise Arts Commission. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 43° 36.653′ N, 116° 12.368′ W. Marker is in Boise, Idaho, in Ada County. Marker can be reached from South Capitol Boulevard near West Fulton Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 South Capitol Boulevard, Boise ID 83702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacajawea and Pomp (within shouting distance of this marker); The WPA (Works Project Administration)
The Boise Gallery of Art - 1937 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2018
2. The Boise Gallery of Art - 1937 Marker
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tom and Julia Davis Homesite (about 600 feet away); Wilson Price Hunt Expedition (about 600 feet away); The Log Cabin (about 600 feet away); McClelland (sic) Ferry (about 800 feet away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bar Gernika (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boise.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on a light standard. "Did You Know?" is a series of such markers located along or near South Capital Boulevard.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
The Boise Art Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2018
3. The Boise Art Museum
The Boise Art Museum is located in front of the marker.
The original Boise Gallery of Art façade located inside the Boise Art Museum image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 17, 2018
4. The original Boise Gallery of Art façade located inside the Boise Art Museum
 
 
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 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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