Schick Ostolasa Farmstead
|Area||Address||Building Status||Architectural Style|
|Beyond Boise||5006 W, Farm Court
Boise, Idaho 83706
|Public||Gable and Wing|
The Schick Ostolasa Farmstead is around 140 years old. The house is now owned by Ada County, soon to become a local historical museum education center. This farmstead has been recently restored, keeping it in a condition that is authentic to its period of construction. It has been listed in the National Register for historic places. The Schick-Ostolasa farmstead is one of the earliest examples of a farmstead in Idaho and it accurately illustrates many significant features of some of the first architecture introduced to the region. This building is an important landmark for Idaho’s Basque history. The main farmhouse has a gable and wing architectural style. It was constructed during the peak time of popularity for this housing style in agricultural communities and has many distinct elements of this housing style including the unique house shape and characteristic trim. The farmstead is an important part of Idaho’s agricultural history. The architectural style of the farmstead set a precedent for the architectural styles used in the local Boise area.
Building submitted by Steve Faulkner
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