608/610/612 Grove StreetImagine leafy Lombary poplars, dazzling rose bushes, lush gardens, circular walks, stately homes, and huge churning waterwheels along a wide avenue, and you'll get a picture of early days on Grove Street. The profusion of leaves and petals was catalyst in changing the street's name from "Market" to "Grove" in 1870. For many years a home on Grove Street was a premiere address in Boise. A visitor in 1883 wrote, "During the long season of leaves and flowers, and of bright, sunny days, a stroll along Grove Street is like a ramble amid fields Elysian." President Benjamin Harrison, on a visit to Boise in 1891, requested a visit to Grove Street, where he was fascinated by the series of waterwheels. But the prestige of Grove Street began to fade near the turn of the century, new avenues, "Springs" and "Harrison," drew away many of those seeking an elite home.
|Placed By||Basque Museum and Cultural Center|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11T E 564373 N 4829303|
|Decimal Degrees||43.61393333, -116.20223333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 36.836', W 116° 12.134'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 36' 50.16" N, 116° 12' 8.04" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 610 W Grove St, Boise ID 83702, US|
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