The Girl Scout Little House in Ashland, built in 1937 by laborers employed through the Works Progress Administration (WPA), stands out for its quarried-stone exterior, historical significance, and longtime service to the community.
This unique Little House, a part of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, is one of 10 Kansas sites nominated for the National Register of Historic Places! The nominations were announced this week by the Kansas Historical Society after the society researched the Little House and other historic sites across the state. The Historic Sites Board of Review voted to forward the nominations to Washington, D.C., for evaluation.
In its announcement, the Kansas Historical Society noted the Little House was built to serve the Ashland Girl Scout troop, which formed in 1924, just 12 years after Juliette Gordon Low established the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Georgia. The Little House, built on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Nunemacher, was completed after a local Girl Scout building committee raised funds from individuals, businesses, churches and community groups. The small stone building was dedicated to the community in February 1938 and has served Girl Scouts and the Ashland community in Clark County ever since.
"The small building is made of locally quarried stone and exhibits the Rustic s...