The 1910 Samuel and Ann Young House in Post Falls is the only home in the city listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Young family, immigrants from England, helped establish the town of Post Falls, and their memory is alive in the heart of Tina Marie Shultz, the home’s new owner. Determined to preserve the architectural and historical integrity of the property despite the initial pressures of building codes and their proposed enforcement by the city, Tina Marie has succeeded in opening an Italian Market and Deli in the building while refusing to impair the historic site. In fact, she has worked diligently to discover new information about the families who called the house their home and maintain architectural features while putting the building into a new and productive use.
Her persistence and determination are reason enough for Preservation Idaho to honor Tina Marie with a 2010 Orchid Award for Contribution to Historic Preservation.