Lost City Found on Boise's Main Street

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Something old is new again in downtown Boise Thursday night. Boise State is celebrating the grand opening of its new Center on Main with an exhibit, "Lost City, Boise Before Urban Renewal."

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The exhibition examines more than 80 historic buildings razed in downtown Boise between 1965 and 1975 in the name of urban renewal. On display is the cornerstone of Boise's first public school, built in 1868. A rescued neon sign (complete with bullet holes piercing the sign) from the old Cub Tavern is also on display.
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The exhibit also includes more than 100 black and white images showcasing the work of legendary news photographer Leo "Scoop" Leeburn.

The First Thursday exhibit and grand opening celebration is set for the Center on Main at 1020 W. Main St. The storefront location includes a community radio station, a reading lounge, and a city gallery of photography and art. The center also doubles as a classroom for Boise State students

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