They just don't build them like they used. You don't realize how true that is until you see photos of these magnificent buildings that once lined the streets of Boise.

Many of them have been completely demolished. Others were purchased, remodeled and had all of the character sucked out of them. Beautiful art deco designs and bright colors have been replaced with white walls, hardwood floors and minimalist designs. Towering castle like brick buildings got bland modern replacements.

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While we understand that the materials some of these buildings were built with weren't meant to stand the test of time and became difficult to maintain, it's still a shame to see so many beautiful, historic buildings or attractions just tossed aside!

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Thanks to postcard collectors on eBay, we can travel back in time to when these buildings gave Boise all kinds of character that it just doesn't have today!

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