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Architecture Professors Contribute Expertise to Publication on Idaho’s Most Significant Structures

February 12, 2019

Several College of Art and Architecture professors — past and present — contributed their expertise to the recent publication of SAH Archipedia, an online encyclopedia that highlights the most significant buildings, landscapes, infrastructure and monuments across the country, including the top 100-plus in the state of Idaho.

Wendy McClure, professor emeritus of architecture; Anne Marshall, professor of architecture and American Indian Studies; Phil Mead, associate professor of architecture; and D. Nels Reese, a retired associate professor of architecture, identified, conducted research on, provided images for and wrote articles on the diverse set of entries. They helped explain the structures’ styles and typologies, materials and techniques and social and political contexts, according to the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) website.

Entries demonstrate the richness and diversity of architecture and building practices and vary in geographical location. They include the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, with its trailhead in Plummer; the Mission of the Sacred Heart, Idaho’s oldest standing building, constructed by the Coeur d’Alenes and Jesuit missionaries in Cataldo; the contemporary and visually stunning Chicken Point Cabin in Hayden; the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho in Nampa; the historic Fort Russell Neighborhood District in Moscow; and the Modern Idaho Potato Cellar in American Falls.

According to SAH’s website, the featured structures tell the story of architecture in the United States from pre-European settlement to the 21st century.

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