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BOISE ARCHITECTURE PROJECT

A partnership with Preservation Idaho

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Driving down State Street, your attention is easily drawn to the bright colors of Rainbow Books, a local used book store whose main theme is to provide customers with affordable reading material and a friendly, helpful staff. Yet 1310 W. State Street is a building with a diverse past and many different landholders. Built in 1956, this post-war industrial style home was built as a simple home for a plumber. There are stories that children would run around and play in the home. However, the building quickly became nonresidential as State Street began to buy more land for commercial purposes. Although much of the building has been stripped of its original structure, the history that the renovations provide is still present and add to the story that the building tells

Building submitted by Marde Mensinger and Melinda Horne

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