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Marian Hall

Marian Hall was a women’s residence hall that Boise College students shared with St. Alphonsus nursing students. Boise College students lived in Marian Hall beginning from fall of 1968 to spring of 1970, before the building was scheduled for demolition … (Read More) Marian Hall

Langroise House

The Langroise House is a nearly six-thousand square foot house located in the Warm Springs Historic District. Gladys and William Langroise donated it to Boise State on the condition that it would be used as a home by the President … (Read More) Langroise House

St. Margaret’s School for Girls

St. Margaret’s School for Girls opened in 1892 in downtown Boise at 7th and Bannock Streets. The school housed local girls from secondary school to high school, but also served as a day school for nursery and kindergarten aged boys … (Read More) St. Margaret’s School for Girls

McCain Collection on Western Life

The McCain Collection was established in 1993 to augment Albertsons Library’s holdings on the Western United States. The collection was made possible through a generous endowment by Warren E. and Bernie McCain, supplemented by an additional one million dollar challenge … (Read More) McCain Collection on Western Life

Opaline Schoolhouse

The Opaline schoolhouse was built in 1914 in Owyhee County, Idaho. The students’ parents petitioned on March 23, 1914 that a School District be assigned to the west of Givens Springs. Their petition was accepted and was known as the … (Read More) Opaline Schoolhouse

Administration Building

The first building on campus, the Administration building originally included all classrooms, library, faculty offices, administrative offices, and student meeting space. It was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and opened in the fall of 1940. In 1951 it … (Read More) Administration Building

Pavilion/Taco Bell Arena

The Pavilion, now Taco Bell Arena, opened in 1982. It is the venue for Broncos basketball, wrestling, and gymnastics teams, as well as concerts, commencements, and community events. The concept for the Pavilion, a multi-functional athletic complex, began in the early … (Read More) Pavilion/Taco Bell Arena

Boise Airport

Boise Junior College was built over Boise’s first airport. In the early months of 1926, Walter T. Varney (who later founded United Airlines) bid for a city owned marshland on the Boise River to develop a landing strip for the … (Read More) Boise Airport

World War II (1939-1945)

Between years of 1939-1945, Boise Junior College experienced many changes including the physical campus expansion, curriculum changes, and faculty and students who left school to help their country both overseas and locally. Originally at St. Margaret’s Hall located at 1st … (Read More) World War II (1939-1945)

Albertsons Library

Located in the Administration Building immediately prior to receiving its own building, the Boise Junior College library-classroom building was first approved in November 1962 by the Boise Junior College district voters. Local architectural firm Hummel, Hummel, and Jones designed the … (Read More) Albertsons Library