Lighthouse Rescue Mission

The old Lighthouse Rescue Mission on Caldwell Boulevard in Nampa features a decorative lighthouse. The iconic landmark is slated to be demolished Sept. 30.

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NAMPA — The former Lighthouse Rescue Mission facility on Caldwell Boulevard will come down Tuesday, Boise Rescue Mission officials announced.

Staff will hold a prayer meeting at 9 a.m., and the demolition will follow.

The Lighthouse Rescue Mission moved to a new location on 304 16th Ave. North in February, and the building on Caldwell Boulevard has been vacant since then.

“Literally thousands of needy people have passed through those doors for meals and shelter over the past 14 years,” said Rev. Bill Roscoe, CEO of the Rescue Mission. “It was a rickety building, but the work that went on in there was top-flight.”

The Rescue Mission originally wanted to move the decorative lighthouse that stood outside the men’s shelter for about 14 years, but it proved to be too costly.

Roscoe told the Press-Tribune they are still discussing what to do at the former site once the building is demolished.

The public is invited to the prayer meeting.

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