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Boise

Boise Train Depot

The towering clock tower and Spanish-style architecture of the Boise Train Depot stands as a landmark historic site on Capital Boulevard in Boise. Originally constructed in 1925, it was carefully restored in 1992 and was later purchased by Boise City in 1996. One of the best features of the depot is the Great Hall, covering 3,542 square feet of space with massive circular chandeliers hanging above from heavily timbered roof beams. There are the Terra cotta tiles and the large expanse of floor is inlaid with mosaic tile. Large arched windows, adorned with ornamental bronze grills, fill the huge space with natural light. The neat double stairways lead to an anteroom above that had the Barkalow Brothers newsstand. Ornately constructed of wood, visitors can envision the depot as it would have worked in the past.