This tree-filled avenue is home to some of Boise's first houses done in a graceful late 1800s architecture. Located near ... More
Warm Springs Avenue
This tree-filled avenue is home to some of Boise's first houses done in a graceful late 1800s architecture. Located near downtown Boise, these elegant mansions were the first in the United States to be geothermally heated. Stroll the neighborhood and find some of the best gems. The oldest home, built in 1868, is at 1035 Warm Springs Avenue. The first geothermally heated home, built in 1891, can be found at 1109 Warm Springs Avenue. At 929 Warm Springs Avenue, you come to a 1925 house built in the style of a British manor. All of the homes are private and are not open for tours.
This is one of two places in the United States that can boast of an entire street of homes being heated geothermally. In addition there are still visible hitching posts and steps (for when women needed some "help" into carriages, with their long skirts...) out in front of several houses. Nice sidewalks and big shady trees in the summer for a leisurely walk while taking in some history.
I live in East Boise and I accept every chance I can to take the scenic route into town driving down Warm Spings road. I just love seeing the wild life, smelling the flowers that fill the air and just seeing all the homes that have such history. Some homes even have the old posts that you would tie your horse to. I recommend it
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