Monday, April 7, 2008

Historic Boise Children's Home

The Boise Children's Home on Warm Springs Avenue. It used to be an orphanage, and served that role until 1966. There are people I know who grew up there, and they weren't true "orphans." They were shipped there by their parents for various reasons - they were too much trouble, the family didn't have money, that sort of thing. When the foster care system was developed, the Children's Home role was phased out. The building is now home to counseling services for children and training for those who help children. The building's cornerstone was laid 100 years ago - May 1908. The sandstone used for the building came from the Table Rock quarry, just as did the sandstone used for the State Capitol.

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