Boise Lunch and Learn

Early Boise Ethnic Neighborhood

Thursday, March 21 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Water Center

Once a vibrant collection of ethnic and diverse neighbors living south of the tracks along the Boise River, this neighborhood has all but disappeared from Boise history.  Come hear about this unique, small neighborhood, once defined as much by its street grid as it was by its cultural mix of residents and vernacular architecture.

About the Presenter

Pamela Demo

Pamela Demo, MS; Principal, P. Demo CRM Consulting

Pam Demo, a University of Idaho alumna (MS Anthropology) works as a consulting archaeologist with interests in transportation, architecture, aspects of Boise’s turn-of-the-century urban enterprises, and Idaho’s Carey Act irrigation projects.  Pam’s company, P Demo CRM Consulting (Cultural Resources Management), provides historic and prehistoric research as well as cultural properties assessments.

Pam’s master’s thesis for her 2005 University of Idaho graduation, The River Street Neighborhood’s Lee, Ash, and Lovers Lane/Pioneer Streets: The South Side of the Tracks, addressed Boise’s disappearing neighborhood.