by Andrew Crisp
These days, no Sunday school youth file into a century-old church located at 1406 Eastman St. in Boise. Established in 1907, the Immanuel Methodist Episcopal Church once served as a gathering place for Boise's growing North End.
But after years of neglect, the building became a neighborhood eyesore. That is until 2007, when the Treasure Valley Institute for Children's Arts began building a new future for the church.
TRICA's efforts the revitalize the building envision a return to the church's role in the community, led by a core mission of serving Boise youth with arts education.
In the second installment of an original video series called One Block at a Time, TRICA Director Jon Swarthout takes Boise Weekly behind the scenes at the old church, and offers a glimpse into its future.