The River Street Neighborhood Collection is the result of a multiyear project to establish the Erma Hayman House as a cultural site. Located at 617 Ash Street, the Erma Hayman House sits in the Lover's Lane Addition in the heart of the historic River Street Neighborhood. The collections viewed here consists of photographs, documents and oral histories of families who once lived in the neighborhood, offering a glimpse of life in Boise and of the working-class community. A&H is still at work with the families of the River Street Neighborhood, adding more details to current digital content and working to gather additional collections.
Our sincere thanks to the 6 families presented here who entrusted us with their time and generous gifts of education, stories, and photographs, including: Cherie Buckner-Webb, Connie Belle, Jeanne Madry-Young, Jerry Bridges, John Hardy, and Richard "Dick" Madry.
For more information on the Erma Hayman House and the history of the River Street Neighborhood please visit Erma Hayman House
Cherie Buckner-Webb Family Collection
Photographs of the Buckner Family taken around Boise, Idaho, 1900 - 1970s
Connie (Terrell) Belle Family Collection
Photographs of the Terrell and Stevens family taken mostly in Boise and Southeast Idaho from 1880-1960.
Jeanne Madry-Young Family Collection
Photographs and oral histories of the Andre/Madry/Hayman/Young family taken in the Treasure Valley from 1890-2000
Jerry Bridges Family Collection
Photographs of the Bridges family taken in and around Boise, Idaho's River Street Neighborhood, circa 1950s-1970s.
John Hardy Family Collection
Photographs of the Hardy family taken in and around Boise, Idaho's River Street Neighborhood from circa 1950s-1970s.