Idaho State Capitol

Local nameIdaho State Capitol
LocationBoise, Idaho, United States

The Idaho State Capitol in Boise is the home of the government of the state of Idaho. Although Lewiston briefly served as Idaho's capital from the formation of Idaho Territory in 1863, the territorial legislature moved it to Boise on December 24, 1864.Construction of the first portion of the capitol building began in the summer of 1905, fifteen years after statehood, and the architects were John E. Tourtellotte and Charles Hummel. Tourtellotte was a Connecticut native whose career began in Massachusetts and skyrocketed further when he moved to Boise. Hummel was a German immigrant who partnered with Tourtellotte in 1901. The final cost of the building was just over $2 million; it was completed in 1920. The architects used varied materials to construct the building and their design was inspired by Classical examples.The building was included in the Boise Capitol Area District listing on the National Register of Historic Places on May 12, 1976.

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Idaho Capitol Commission

Phone +1 208 334 5174

Address 700 West Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

Coordinates 43°37'4.072" N -116°11'58.737" E

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