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The History of the Boise Hole 

Idaho State Historical Society
The Eastman Building, left, once housed numerous doctor and dentist's offices, and a health food store. The Bank of Idaho building stands in the background. In an Aug. 4, 2010, report, "Razed & Confused: Boise's turbulent history of urban renewal," BW writer John T. Reuter quoted the Boise Redevelopment Agency's thoughts on tearing down the Eastman building: "'Let's face it,' then-BRA-chairman Carroll Sellars told [L.J.] Davis in '74, 'most of these old buildings are junk piles. We're not tearing down a damn thing that's worth anything. If the historic preservationists had been around in olden times, the whole world would look like the Parthenon.'"
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