Thursday, March 21, 2013

Preservation Idaho Seeks Fragments of Lost Boise Buildings for New Sesqui-Shop Exhibit

Posted By on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Preservation Idaho seeks fragments from Idahos lost buildings, like the Eastman Building pictured, for a new exhibit at the citys Sesqui-Shop.
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  • Preservation Idaho seeks fragments from Idaho's lost buildings, like the Eastman Building pictured above, for a new exhibit at the city's Sesqui-Shop.

The Boise Sesqui-Shop storefront at 1008 W. Main St. is currently chock full of Boise music memorabilia through the month of March. But officials are already looking for help building April's exhibit.

Preservation Idaho has issued a call for fragments from Boise's lost buildings, such as loose bricks from the historic Eastman Building or a rusting doorknob from the original Boise City Hall. Remnants of Boise will showcase those pieces to help tell the story of Boise over the last 150 years.

"We are looking for items from buildings in Boise that are no longer standing, such as sandstone, gargoyles, carved beams, hardware like doorknobs, faucets, light fixtures, windows, landscape elements, signs," according to a release from Preservation Idaho.

These bits of "architectural ephemera" will reveal the missing pieces of Boise's skyline. Those interested should contact Amy Pence-Brown with Preservation Idaho at or the Sesqui-Shop at 208-433-5670. Accepted contributions will be included in the exhibition, which opens First Thursday, April 4. Items will be available for pickup by the end of the month.

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