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Girl Scouts Beaches Little House

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, December 10, 2020
1. Girl Scouts Beaches Little House Marker
Inscription.  The Little House movement began in 1923 as part of the Better Homes in America Demonstration Week in Washington, D.C. With the intent of highlighting modestly-sized homes for the American family, a demonstration home was erected behind the White House in cooperation with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. After the event, the house was donated to the Girls Scouts National Council. The Girls Scouts national president and future First Lady, Lou Henry Hoover, oversaw the house’s relocation and rededication as a meeting and activity space. This sparked a national movement, and by 1930 there were over 70 Girl Scout “little houses” all over the United States. The Beaches Little House that once stood here, built in 1952, was a gift to the local Girl Scout troops from the Beaches Rotary Club. The small masonry house featured a living room, kitchen, dining room, and bedroom. The building was used for 65 years to host meetings, campouts, and many celebrations, inspiring girl leaders. It created memories for hundreds of Girl Scouts, including the 100 Years of Girl Scouts celebration in 2012. The house was given to the City of Neptune Beach
Girl Scouts Beaches Little House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 10, 2020
2. Girl Scouts Beaches Little House Marker
in 2017, and later torn down to make space for the present community center.
 
Erected 2019 by Private Donations and Supporters of the Girl Scouts, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-1084.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 30° 18.883′ N, 81° 23.956′ W. Marker is in Neptune Beach, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Florida Boulevard 0.1 miles west of 3rd Street (Florida Route A1A), on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in Jarboe Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Florida Boulevard, Neptune Beach FL 32266, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Combat Team Camp Atlantic Beach (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Continental Hotel Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); SS Gulfamerica (approx. 1.6 miles away); Oesterreicher-McCormick Homestead (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pablo Beach Post Office (approx. 1.8 miles away); Porter Wood Burning Locomotive (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pablo Beach FEC Foreman's House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Doolittle's 1922 Record Flight (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Note: As of 12/20 the park is closed and is being renovated.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Girl Scouts Little Houses. (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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