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The Friends of The Bishops' House was established to preserve and sustain this historic Queen Anne Victorian home. Built in 1889, The Bishops' House was home to 6 men and their families over 90 years, while each served as The Bishop of Idaho, head of the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho.
Slated for demolition in the mid-1970s, community members organized to save The Bishops' House, moving it from where it sat near downtown Boise to the Old Penitentiary Historic District.
The Friends of The Bishops' House continues to raise funds and manage the house, providing public events, and event rentals.
The Bishops' House is a Queen Anne Victorian home, built in 1889. Listed on The National Register of Hisotric places, the house is a unique treasure for the community,
Moved from its original location near historic Boise, the house is part of the Old Penitentiary Historic District.
Extensive restoration has contiuned over the years, and there are a variety of volunteer opportunities available year round.
The Friends of The Bishops' House open the house for public events, including our Victorian Holiday Open Parlors in December, and other fundraising events during the year.
In addition to public events, there is always need for maintenance, gardening, repairs and many other kinds of assistance.
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