Payette County Buildings Listed On
The National Register of Historic Places

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The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) was created in 1966 to recognize and document buildings, structures, or places of historic or architectural importance. Payette County currently has twelve buildings listed on the registry. For more on the National Register of Historic Places in Idaho or for information about having a home or building placed on the register contact:

The Idaho State Historic Preservation Office



To View the List of Payette County Buildings on the National Register visit their site at:

National Register of Historic Places Payette County




Historic Buildings in New Plymouth Listed on the Register




New Plymouth Congregational Church
Southwest Avenue between West Park and Plymouth
Joined the Register November 17, 1982
Tourtellotte and Hummel Architecture




Historic Buildings in Fruitland Listed on the Register


Currently there are not any buildings in Fruitland listed on the register





Historic Buildings in Payette Listed on the Register



Payette City Hall and Courthouse
3rd Avenue and 8th Street in Payette
Joined the Register May 14, 1979

From National Register Application:   The Payette City Hall is a two-story brick building in the Neo-Classical Revival style, which sits on a raised foundation. It is distinguished by a slightly outset entry bay which rises to a pedimented cornice. The building is three bays wide and four bays deep. Terra cotta pilasters delineate the bays. Double hung sash windows with terra cotta flat arches are found in each bay. The first story windows are framed with quoins. The facade and central bay contain a round arched entry with a fan light it is tympanum. A flight of steps which extend from the sidewalk provide access to the double doorway. A similar entry is located at ground level on the building's northside.

The Payette City Hall is architecturally significant as a gopd local example of the Neo-Classical Revival style. Althought modest in scale and ornament it none-the-less is one of the town's more outstanding, structures and the major one in the downtown area to display Classical details and proportions. Situated at the end of Third Avenue, Payette's main street, it dominates the street scape in the north end, and for many years served as a symbol of civic authority.

Further contributing to the building's significance is its having functioned for a number of years as a seat of local government. Not only did it house the city government, but after the formation of Payette County in 1917 it also contained the county government. Thus this building stands as a local landmark due to its associations with city and county government, as well as its Classical motifs, which traditionally have been associated with governmental architecture in America.



Coughanour Apartment Block
700-718 1st Avenue North in Payette
Joined the Register May 23, 1978
Sadly, The Coughanour Apartment Block was Demolished in 1985




David C. Chase House
307 9th Street North in Payette
Joined the Register February 07, 1978

From National Register Application:   Campbell and Hodgson of Boise, Architects. The David C. Chase residence is a two story brick Queen Anne house which is distinguished by its tower and windows with detailed wood paneled frames. The rectangular tower rises from a corner porch, and has a flared hipped roof with a finial. The house's gables are similarly flared. A bay window is to the left of the porch and to the right is a round arched window with Romanesque character. The tower has a narrow round arched window and a pair of windows with colored glass surrounding them. Several of these windows have cut stone sills.



N. A. Jacobsen House
1115 First Avenue North in Payette
Joined the Register January 07, 1998



N. A. Jacobsen Building
North 8th Street and First Avenue in Payette
Joined the Register November 17, 1982
Tourtellotte and Hummel Architecture



Methodist Episcopal Church of Payette
Now the Payette County Historical Society Museum

1st Avenue South and 9th Street in Payette
Joined the Register October 05, 1977



A. B. Moss Building
137 North 8th Street in Payette
Joined the Register February 08, 1978




J.C. Palumbo Fruit Company
Packing Warehouse Building

2nd Avenue and 6th Street in Payette
Joined the Register November 17, 1982
Tourtellotte and Hummel Architecture
The building was completed in the fall of 1928
at a cost of over $100,000




St. James Episcopal Church
1st Avenue North and 10th Street in Payette
Joined the Register April 20, 1978



Payette's Main United States Post Office
915 Center Avenue in Payette
Joined the Register March 16, 1989




Grant Whitney House
1015 7th Avenue North in Payette
Joined the Register February 23, 1978
The Grant Whitney House was Destroyed by Fire in 1985




Woodward Building
23 8th Street in Payette
Joined the Register April 26, 1978
Tourtellotte and Hummel Architecture





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