In the City of Boise, few landmarks are more recognizable than the Boise Depot. The depot is a historic Spanish-style structure currently operated as a public meeting space and historic site by the Boise Parks & Recreation Department. First opened in 1925, the depot allowed access to the city’s first transcontinental railroad stop. The depot was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.  In the book, The Railway Station: A Social History, Jeffrey Richards and John M. MacKenzie recognized the depot as “perfectly proportioned and almost impossible to identify as a station rather than as a church.” In it, they said the “mission style achieved its most simplified and exalted form.” For almost 100 years, the depot has been a loved and well-used structure.

Read more about the Boise Depot and the history of the Boise Main Line.