Assay Office

210 Main St., Boise, Idaho

Photos 

U. S. Assay Office

1. MAIN ELEVATION, VIEW FROM STREET

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

One of the earliest monumental structures in the Northwest, the Assay Office opened in March 1872. It was designed in Washington, D.C. by A.B. Mullett's office, the office of the supervising architect of the Treasury Department. The building operated as an assay office from 1872-1933, and has always symbolized the importance of Idaho's mines. The State plans to turn this venerable structure into a mining museum. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS ID-10)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000305
Areas of significance
Commerce; Exploration/Settlement; Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Government office
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1871; 1872

Update Log 

  • June 27, 2018: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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