The Bown House Now a History Center

on May 26, 2002

The Bown House, a sandstone home built in 1879 by early Boise-area settlers Joseph and Temperance Bown, is now a living history center that teaches youngsters about life in the 1890s-a time during which the Bowns had grandchildren on the premises. Children visiting the home today get a glimpse of life in a one-room school when they visit the room where Grandma Bown set up a classroom after the local school burned in 1889.

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