Troop 7 Log Cabin

Troop 7 Log Cabin (HM1F5G)

Location: Coral Gables, FL 33134 Miami-Dade County
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Country: United States of America
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N 25° 45.088', W 80° 16.64'

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When George Edgar Merrick (1886-1942) designed his idealistic City of Coral Gables in the early 1920s, he created a special area for scouts and built a rustic log cabin for his Troop 7 boy scouts on this site. Today, only the chimney remains. After the hurricane of 1926, Merrick's Coral Gables Construction Company built this Troop 7 scout cabin largely from pine trees and telephone poles. Merrick deeded these two acres of land, now in the middle of the Granada Golf Course, to the scouts in perpetuity. Their first scoutmaster was Albert H. Bartle. As scoutmaster for the first three years, then a committee member, Mr. Bartle served Troop 7 for 16 years until 1938, setting the standard for excellence and longevity for others to follow. The old Troop 7 log cabin burned down on March 30, 1971, leaving only the chimney. The new building , finished in 1976, was dedicated to Scoutmaster Rex Hawkins, who kept the troop alive during the difficult WWII years when many adult leaders were away. The George Merrick Foundation continues to maintain the property with help from the City of Coral Gables, the Kiwanis Club of Coral Gables and concerned citizens who appreciate the legacy of George Merrick's scouting program.
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HM NumberHM1F5G
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Marker NumberF-612
Year Placed2007
Placed ByA Florida Heritage Site sponsored by the George Merrick Foundation, Inc., and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 8:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 572475 N 2848359
Decimal Degrees25.75146667, -80.27733333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 45.088', W 80° 16.64'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 45' 5.28" N, 80° 16' 38.40" W
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Area Code(s)305, 786
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1101-1199 S Greenway Dr, Coral Gables FL 33134, US
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