James Castle house added to Historic Artist Homes and Studios list

Posted at 8:53 AM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 14:08:17-04

BOISE, Idaho — The James Castle House in Boise is being honored with a place on the Historic Artist Homes and Studio list.

The national program features over 30 historic locations across the country, and the James Castle House is the newest addition. James Castle was a Boise-based artist born in 1889 in Garden Valley. He later moved to what is known as the James Castle House in the 1930s.

61 of his original works are on display at the house that is located on Eugene Street.

"At the Castle House, we not only learn about Castle and his methods, we also celebrate the everyday life and common architecture. And it's sort of an opportunity to look both at Castle and ourselves and learn about everyday common spaces that informed everyone's life," said Rachel Reichert, the cultural sites manager for the Department of Arts History.

Castle worked and lived out of the shed next to the house, which is currently being restored.