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This old house that is our Café & Gift Shop was once called the ‘Woods’ house located on 5th St in the Central Addition district in Downtown Boise. Built in 1893
and abandoned some years ago, the
house was saved from demolition and moved 11/23/15 to its current location.
It was then beautifully restored with a lovely flower garden and outdoor seating added.
You are invited to come visit us to see the
transformation of this little piece
of Boise's past every First Thursday of the month from 3 to 7 pm
You can also have your next small Special Occasion here. Email us for more details and to reserve your date.
(3 weeks ahead recommended)
The Sturiale Place, originally known as The Wood House, was first located on South 5th Street in Boise’s Central Addition, formally one of Boise’s most prominent neighborhoods. Built between 1893 and 1899 and surrounded by apple orchards. In 1905 owner Mary F. Wood became the first librarian of the new Boise Carnegie Library.
The Wood House is one of four historic houses that were saved by Preservation Idaho, celebrated with a Central Addition Send-off Event May 5, 2015. It’s Queen Anne architectural style is characterized by its irregularity, with a variety of window treatments, multiple steep roofs, porches, and bay windows. Originally, set on roughly squared Boise Sandstone foundation, the one-and-one-half story wood clapboard (ship-lap?) house features a central gable roof and a smaller cross gable forming prominent bay windows.
Through the collaboration of Preservation Idaho, developer Local Construct, Western States Movers, and owner Rita Sturiale, the historic victorian home has been relocated to 1501 W. Jefferson Street, where it begins a new future as an antique shop and specialty café known as The Sturiale Place.