Anduiza Hotel and Fronton

Anduiza Hotel and Fronton (HM28P5)

Location: Boise, ID 83702 Ada County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 36.84', W 116° 12.164'

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619 Grove Street

The play was intense and furious: men smacking a leather-covered ball with their hands, or whipping their paddles, or palas, through the air. The sport, pelota, was brought to Idaho by early Basque immigrants. Juan and Juana Anduiza constructed this building in 1914 as a boarding house for Basque sheepherders who wintered in Boise. The pelota court, or fronton, was an added community attraction, often doubling as a dance hall. Raymond J. Briggs purchased the building and preserved the court, the largest in the Northwest. Still in use, it provides a link for today's Boise Basque community to a traditional sport of the homeland.
HM NumberHM28P5
Placed ByBasque Museum and Cultural Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 564333 N 4829310
Decimal Degrees43.61400000, -116.20273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 36.84', W 116° 12.164'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 36' 50.4" N, 116° 12' 9.84" 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 649 W Grove St, Boise ID 83702, US
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