Eighth and Main, from the pioneers to the pit
By Nicholas Collias
This isn't the first history of the northwest corner of Eighth and Main streets to appear in BW. And believe us when we say we're as tired of writing this article as most of you are of reading it. So why another one? Simply put, it must be written because the hole's still there--and not only is it still there, but its most significant development in the last year is a cheap, nondescript and quite tall fence meant to help us forget it's there. This property, a center of culture and commerce for our town's first century, has for over 30 years been downtown Boise's premier blindspot. That's right, 30 years. If you didn't know that, maybe the fence and its previous incarnations have been doing their job.
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