Harrison Boulevard is distinctive in many ways. It is a true boulevard with lampstands at every intersection that bookend a center park strip filled with flowering trees.The street is lined by homes that represent the best of several periods and styles of architecture and materials. McAuley Park anchors the boulevard at the south end, with Hill Road and the Harrison Hollow commercial district to the north.
Harrison Boulevard symbolizes Boise’s rich and diverse history; however, it is at risk due to its position at the base of the Boise Front, in the path of foothills development. Such development will result in increased traffic and congestion on the boulevard. We are united in finding solutions to these and other challenges.
If you have an idea contact NENA or the Harrison Boulevard Historic District Neighborhood Association or a city or state representative.
If you would like to investigate how historic presevation influences our daily lives, check out the following organizations or visit the Northend.org section on Northend historic preservation and renovation concerns:
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Idaho State Historical Society
Photo by John Wee with permission!