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The Hoff Building in 2018
|Former names||Hotel Boise|
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|Address||802 W Bannock St|
|Town or city||Boise, Idaho|
|Named for||Hans T. Hoff
Founder, Hoff Companies
|Groundbreaking||June 17, 1930|
|Completed||December 15, 1930|
|Opened||December 21, 1930|
|Cost||$279,600 A later estimate was $639,000|
|Height||165 ft (50 m)|
|Floor count||11 (1930)
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Frank K. Hummel|
|Architecture firm||Tourtellotte & Hummel|
|Developer||Walter E. Pierce|
|Number of rooms||400|
The Hoff Building in Boise, Idaho, USA, was designed by Boise architects Tourtellotte & Hummel and constructed in 1930 in the style of Art Deco. The building originally was known as the Hotel Boise, and it is a contributing resource in the Boise Capitol Area District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places May 12, 1976. At 11 floors in 1930, the building is considered Boise's first skyscraper, and it is listed as the 11th tallest building in the city.
Hotel Boise was constructed in 1930 for Boise developer Walter E. Pierce on the former site of a Methodist Church. The building included 400 hotel rooms and 10 apartments, and commercial tenants included Leah's Corner Cupboard giftshop, Veda Renfro's Artistic Beauty Salon, Lee McClelland's Barber Shop, the North American Automobile Association, and the Hotel Boise Cab Co. The first hotel manager was Earl McInnis, and the hotel was an early affiliate of the Western Hotels Company.
Hotel Boise operated from 1930 until 1976, when it was sold to Hoff Companies, Inc. The new owner changed the name to Hoff Building, renovated the building for office space, added two floors, and removed Art Deco features. Two years later the building was sold to EBCO Inc., and the Art Deco details were reinstalled.
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