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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Girl Scout Little House

Picture of property 448 West 6th Avenue
Ashland (Clark County)
Listed in National Register Apr 14, 2015

Architect: Not listed
Category: clubhouse
Thematic Nomination: New Deal-era Resources of Kansas

The Girl Scout Little House in Ashland was built in 1937 by laborers employed through the Works Progress Administration (WPA), with Ed Burr serving as the project supervisor. The Little House was built to serve the Ashland Girl Scout troop, which formed in about 1924 some 12 years after Juliette Gordon Low established the first American Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Georgia. It was erected in a residential neighborhood on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Nunemacher. The local Girl Scout building committee raised funds to complete the project from individuals, businesses, churches, and community groups. The small stone building was dedicated to the community in February 1938, and it has served the Girl Scouts and the Ashland community ever since. The small building is made of locally quarried stone and exhibits the Rustic style typical of New Deal-era buildings. It was nominated as part of the "New Deal-Era Resources of Kansas" multiple property nomination for its local significance in the areas of social history, government, and architecture.

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