North End Historic District
The area known as Boise's North End was the City's first "suburban" development. It was the first neighborhood, platted in 1878, and was a small area covering only a few blocks between 9th and 13th Streets, from Fort Street north to Resseguie. But beginning in 1891, speculators began purchasing land in earnest, beginning a 25-year intensive building boom. The North End was generally developed as a working middle-class neighborhood, hence the preponderance of modest bungalows; but the area is also unique for the mixture of housing designs that can be found there.
Design Guidelines for Residential Historic Districts:
The Historic Preservation Commission created Design Guidelines for Residential Historic Districts to help the city and homeowners to determine the historic appropriateness of changes within residential historic districts.
The Design Guidelines provide comprehensive information for the homeowners, including a list of documents the Historic Preservation Commission uses to make decisions, descriptions of the districts, and guidance for creating sensitive designs for additions, new construction, accessory buildings, accessory dwellings and garages. In addition, the Design Guidelines list both appropriate and inappropriate practices to aid in designing projects.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE HOME
The location in the heart of the North End. You are three blocks from the shops and restaurants of Hyde Park, 5 min walk to Camel's Back Park, less than 1 mile to Downtown Boise and the Green Belt (Boise River).
Check back often to see the progress of this North End Historic Rebuild on 15th street.