This vintage painting shows a view of the Spanish Revival Union Pacific train depot in Boise.
The artist was also a wildlife preservationist and the founder of the Ruth Melichar Bird Center in Idaho. The train station was built in 1925 by Union Pacific and closed in 1971 when Amtrak took over. The building was renovated in 1990 and the city now uses it for special events. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Ruth Melichar (American, 1906-97)
Signed (lower left): Ruth Melichar.
Width 20.5 Depth 0.5 Height 16.5 in.
Sight: Width 15 Height 10.5 in.