The Boise Union Block Building

The Union Block building

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I’m back to Boise again with the old downtown Union Block building.  It’s a sandstone structure designed by John Tourtellotte – the same architect who did the Waymire Building I drew last summer.  It was built in 1902 and refurbished in the 1990’s after being slated for demolition.  I am so glad it was saved.  Too many of these great old buildings are gone all across the country and Boise seems determined to save its heritage.

Surprisingly, it is not named for trade unions as I initially thought, but is a referral to the Civil War, a dig of Northern sympathizers against Southern ones some 40 years after the war.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy D.
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 16:30:34

    Wow, I love this one! The geometric design is so pretty and precise. Of course you always have precise details. I love the trees and shop windows. Maybe one of my faves!

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