Waymire Building

Pencil drawing

All inked

After doing all of that abstract flow paint work because of the acrylic class I took, I decided to head back to Boise for some architectural subject matter.  I chose the Waymire building in the Hyde Park area of the North End.  Constructed in 1909, it was designed by John E. Tourtellotte who also designed the Idaho State Capitol building, St. John’s Catherdal in Boise and numerous other major buildings in Idaho.

The Waymire now houses a delightful little antique/speciaty shop named Hyde & Seek on the first floor.  Did you notice the wings that hang on either side of the doorway?  Fun and eclectic items abound inside the entrance.  We cetainly enjoyed our little excursion there and even bought a couple of small things to bring home.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Des
    Jun 21, 2018 @ 10:38:53

    Very nice drawing! I wish I could remember this specific building. Hyde Park is a beautiful little spot, makes me miss Boise in some ways.


    • ruthsartwork
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 13:29:20

      It’s on the corner of N13th and Eastman. Lots of unique, little shops there.

      I am sure that you are enjoying the rural area you live in now. We do like it out here for now. If we eventually end up in Boise, I bet we will be closer to town than we are now. Some good, some not so good either way.


      • Des
        Jun 23, 2018 @ 11:04:57

        It’s always a trade off, no matter where you live. We do enjoy it here, just north of Spokane. My wife and I started off in Boise’s North End and we do miss it at times. I’m sure you’ll be able to find something in the Boise area should you decide to move there.


        • ruthsartwork
          Jun 23, 2018 @ 13:48:06

          Our son bought a house up in the Highlands with lots of room this spring. If nothing else, we will be visiting often. Second grandson is on the way in August! It was nice to be in the North End for the year they rented. Walking close to everything.

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