Efforts to save historic buildings in Boise are ramping up this year. In March, the Idaho Statesman covered preservation efforts of the Erma Hayman House in the River Street Neighborhood. Hayman was a long-lived African American matriarch lived with her children and grandchildren in the neighborhood for over 60 years. The CCDC director Mark Brunelle stated that saving the Hayman house represents a win-win opportunity for Boise.
Also in March, Preservation Idaho submitted a proposal to purchase the Hayman House and use it as a living-learning facility. This is another effort for preservationists to save a fixture of the neighborhood:
The Hayman House was built in 1907 and is the only sandstone block building in the River Street Neighborhood. It is adjacent to a section of Lee Street that has already been recommended for preservation.