The Bown House sits on its original site at the end of East Victory Road, enhancing the Riverside Elementary School campus. This two-story sandstone structure, constructed in 1879, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The purpose of the renovation was to restore the house while incorporating a museum educational program dedicated to pioneer life.
The house is the centerpiece of the Elementary School Education Curriculum Program. The Idaho Historic Preservation Society, the Independent School District and Trout Architects have provided a living artifact through which young people can step back in time.
The Bown House received the National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award, the Idaho Heritage Trust, Glen Janss Environmental Excellence Award, and an Idaho Historic Preservation Council Orchid Award.
Design Team: Steve Trout, Elizabeth Young