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Union Block

Category: Blocks & Districts

Idaho St
Boise, ID 83702

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The Union Block Building is a Richardsonian Romanesque-styled building. It was designed by architect John E. Tourellotte in 1899 and was completed in 1902 at a cost of approximately $35,000. The builder, J.W. Smith used brick and sandstone. The Sandstone was quarried locally at Tablerock.

The Union Block has five arches, and large, arched windows. The front of the building is 125 feet. The Building also features skylights. It is often said to be Boise’s first “condo” because the first five people who lived in it were strong supporters of the North. After the Civil War, they were angry with all the southern sympathizers, so to pledge their allegiance and show their support to the North and its victory, they named it the Union Block Building.

Read more via https://www.idahoarchitectureproject.org/properties/union-block-building/

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