Monthly Archives: July 2012

West Bench Treasures

Sockeye Grill & Brewery

Hand crafted brews good food and friendly relaxed atmosphere makes Sockeye a West Bench Treasure.

Share a cold one with friends and listen to local music on the patio.

Sockeye Grill

3019 North Cole Road  Boise, ID 83704
(208) 658-1533

West Bench Treasures.

Spaulding Ranch

SpauldingRanchThe historic Almon W. and Mary E. Spaulding Farmstead, also known as “Spaulding Ranch” is located at 3805 N. Cole Road. It consists of approximately 20 acres containing 9 structures, agricultural fields, and landscape features.

The farmstead is significant for its association with the early settlement and development of Boise. As the last full visual testament to the early history of Boise’s West Bench, it provides a reminder of the area’s agricultural legacy. What was once all rural, farmland has long been consumed by Boise’s creeping urban development, but the Spaulding Ranch continues to stand as a record of our past.

The ranch has added significance as the home of Boise’s first female doctor/surgeon, Dr. Mary E. Spaulding, who homesteaded the property with her husband starting in 1896.

Historic Designations

  • 1995: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • 1996: Designated as a local historic district by Boise City


Spaulding Ranch Historic District Map


Good Neighbor awards 2012

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond in helping make your neighborhood a great place to live? Each year the City of Boise recognizes the unsung heroes who give a little extra to make Boise neighborhoods and communities stronger.

Find out more about this great program HERE 

Then Nominate Your Neighbor for National Good Neighbor Day 2012

ACHD Open House

I got this in the mail today and thought I would pass it on here.

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