Girl Scout Little House

Girl Scout Little House (HM1R9E)

Location: Borger, TX 79007 Hutchinson County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 39.99', W 101° 23.664'

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This community landmark has its origins in Borger's prewar oil boom. In early 1941, Hudson Davis opened a car dealership here, moving his family from Amarillo. Hudson and his wife Ruby immediately became involved in civic activities, with Hudson joining the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and other groups. Ruby and her daughter had been active in Girl Scouts in Amarillo, and so Ruby helped start a Girl Scout troop in Borger. She She and Margaret Elliot, principal of the Weatherly School, called an organizational meeting, and more than one hundred girls and their mothers attended. Ruby became president of the Borger Girl Scout Council.
World War II building restrictions and supply shortages delayed construction of a community center intended as a permanent meeting place for the Girl Scouts. In July 1945 Hudson Davis became president of the Lions Club, and directed the organization to sponsor construction of a headquarters building for the local scout troop. Fritz Thompson donated land near the community hospital, and Borger school superintendent Curtis Cryer obtained plans from Amarillo architect Macon O. Carder for the new building.
Construction of the Girl Scout Little House became a community-wide effort, with all material, money and labor being donated. The U-shaped building features an irregular course rock finish, low-pitch roof with cross gables and exposed rafter tails. The stone veneer of the building is dolostone from the Alibates formation. Since its completion, the building has been the site of many community activities as well as a meeting place for the Girl Scouts and Lions Club.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
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HM NumberHM1R9E
Marker Number15271
Year Placed2008
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 27th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 283273 N 3949600
Decimal Degrees35.66650000, -101.39440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 39.99', W 101° 23.664'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 39' 59.4" N, 101° 23' 39.84" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104 W 2nd St, Borger TX 79007, US
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