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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)

Sincerely,

Rita Sturiale

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.

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The Gift Shop is open every First Thursday of the month for an      'Open House' from 3 to 7 pm.  Come pick up a unique gift or just            come visit us to see the place           and our lovely garden. 
       We also serve lunch or dinner         (on a limited basis) for parties         of 6 – 14 people.  Email us for more information and menu options if you’d like to reserve a date for you next Special Occasion here at our beautiful and unique setting.
To guarantee your date, make your request 3 weeks in advance.
Email: thesturialeplace@yahoo.com
Phone: 208-908-7041
(Message Only)
1501. W. Jefferson St.
Boise, ID 83702
Right behind the Rite Aid
on 15th and State!