Assay Office Boise, ID

Built by the Federal Government in 1870-71, the Boise Assay Office illustrates the importance of mining in the political, social, economic, and legal development of Idaho and the Far West. In operation from 1872 to 1933, it is one of the most significant public buildings remaining from Idaho's territorial days.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
265867
Names
Assay Office
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Timeline

30 May 1961
Assay Office designated a National Historic Landmark
15 Oct 1966
Assay Office added to National Register of Historic Places
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National Register Data

Assay Office has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places with the following information. Note: some of this data may have become outdated since the listing date. View full NRHP data →

National Register ID
66000305
Date Listed
19661015
Name
Assay Office
Address
210 Main St.
City/Town
Boise
County
Ada
State
Idaho
Category
building
Creators
Mullett, Alfred B.; McBride, John R.
Level of Significance
national
Years of Significance
1871; 1872
Areas of Significance
COMMERCE; EXPLORATION/SETTLEMENT; POLITICS/GOVERNMENT; ARCHITECTURE