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3505 Kootenai

3505 Kootenai
Building Location 3505 Kootenai
Boise, Idaho 83705
The Bench Neighborhood
Ada County
Building Status Private
Year Built 0
Architectural Style Tudor Revival
Architect unknown
Type
Material Stucco, wood

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It is likely that O.W. Hall bought the property and constructed this Tudor Revival style house between 1928 and 1930, but scant records exist that conclusively prove his involvement in the house’s history. The house’s steeply pitched, side-gabled roof with several prominent front-facing gables coupled with the decorative half-timbering make it an excellent example of the Tudor Revival style, which was popular in America between 1890 and 1940. Additional indicators of the house’s style include the rounded front door with a small window, which is nestled in the front gable with a window, as well as the wall stucco. Though the house lacks its original, likely narrow, close-set windows, and a massive chimney common to Tudor Revival style homes, it exhibits nearly all of identifying features of its style, as does the detached garage. Two notable residents of 3505 Kootenai were David W. and Helen M. Murray, who moved into the neighborhood in 1954. David was a Wyoming native but was raised in Bearcreek, Montana. He graduated from the University of Montana and worked as a teacher and coach for 14 years before he began working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the 1942. He retired from the FBI in 1962 and was appointed as the personnel director of the Idaho Highway Department in 1966.

Building submitted by Aimee Rollins

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