Harrison Boulevard, one of Boise's most picturesque thoroughfares, is named for President Benjamin Harrison, who signed the Admissions Act making Idaho a state. His visit in 1891 prompted the City Council and local landowner Jeremiah Brumback to rename 17th Street in honor of the 23rd president.
As Boise boomed in the first decades of the 20th Century, many of the City's most prominent citizens built their homes on the Boulevard, resulting in a superb collection of architectural styles. With the addition of the median parkway and street lights in 1916, the City Engineer called Harrison Boulevard a "model road." This unique combination of stately homes and medians make Harrison Boulevard one of Boise's most historic and beautiful neighborhoods.
- 1980: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
- 1989: Designated as a local historic district by Boise City