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Video: Wrecking Crew Tears Down the Stewart House in Boise's Central Addition Neighborhood

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- The house located at 420 Myrtle St. in Boise was known as the Stewart House. -  - KELSEY HAWES
  • Kelsey Hawes
  • The house located at 420 Myrtle St. in Boise was known as the Stewart House.


Another historic Central Addition neighborhood house fell to wrecking crews today, making way for multi-use apartment/retail/office project The Fowler (formerly The Roost).

The house, known as the Stewart House, was located at 420 S. Myrtle St. According to the Boise Architecture Project, it was built in 1893 for Idaho Supreme Court Justice George Stewart—three years after the Central Addition was platted.

The Stewart House is one of many homes in the Central Addition that have been razed, while several others, including the Jones House, the Wood House and the Fowler Home, have been moved to new sites as part of preservation efforts by people like Josh Unger and Jenaleigh Kiebert—the Fowler Home's new owners.
- The Stewart House prior to demolition. -  - KELSEY HAWES
  • Kelsey Hawes
  • The Stewart House prior to demolition.


"We want to restore the house to how it was in the 1800s," Unger said in June as he was preparing to move the home from its current location.

Aiding in the preservation and relocation efforts has been the development company behind The Fowler: California-based Local Construct, which has fronted money to move the homes.

"It's amazing how helpful [Local Construct] has been," Unger said.