Urquides Village, Southern Edge, circa 1958

Urquides Village, Southern Edge, circa 1958 (HM23BW)

Location: Boise, ID 83702 Ada County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 36.702', W 116° 11.754'

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In 1879, with the death of his friend Antonio de Ocampo, the packer Urquides inherited Ocampo's city lot at 115 Main Street.
Here along a canal he built a home for his wife, Adelaida, their sons, Arthur and Manuel and daughter, Maria Dolores.
Mexican-born muleteers and their family settled nearby.
Among them were Esteban Ruiz, Santos Paez, Miguel Soto, Jesus and Guadalupe Galindo, and Manuel and Gumecinda Fontes.

As his business grew, Urquides purchased adjacent properties to accommodate barns, stables, a corral and additional housing.
A 1912 fire insurance map shows a circle of 21 small structures.
Boiseans called the compound Urquides Village or Spanish Village.
By the 1930's, with some 35 rustic cabins, the village was regionally known as an old West historical site.
After a fire in 1971, the city condemned the cabins and demolished the neighborhood two years later.
HM NumberHM23BW
Year Placed2013
Placed ByBoise City Department of Arts and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 564887 N 4829060
Decimal Degrees43.61170000, -116.19590000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 36.702', W 116° 11.754'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 36' 42.12" N, 116° 11' 45.24" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115 W Main St, Boise ID 83702, US
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