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South/ Southeast Buildings

South/Southeast Boise covers a sprawling area from the Boise State Campus to the Micron complex. The northeast edge of the neighborhood follows 9 ½ miles of the Boise River. The southwest edge follows I-84 to Broadway Avenue. South/southeast Boise continues from Broadway north along Federal Way to Vista and south down Capital to the Boise River. Although most early development of Boise was north of the river, there were farms and ranches on the south side. The historic Bown House built in 1872 and located at Riverside Elementary School represents the area’s early farming history. By 1890 the original South Boise Addition was platted in the area near the current intersection of Vista and Federal Way. In 1890 plans for a bridge to be constructed across the Boise River at what is now Broadway Avenue spurred development east of the original subdivision. The South Boise First Subdivision, Dundee First Subdivision, and the Londoner First Subdivision were platted on Broadway and in 1895 a new community, South Boise Village, was incorporated along Broadway and Boise Avenue. The commercial district developed along Broadway in the early 1900s. Business buildings include the Rosedale Odd Fellows Hall a National Register site. Historic Garfield School is located at the intersection of Broadway and Boise Avenue. Numerous architectural styles dating from 1890 to mid-century ranch to contemporary styles are represented throughout the area. By Barbara Perry Bauer

 
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