Details for Idlewilde Lodge (Atlas Number 5259002615)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5259002615


Marker Number 2615
Atlas Number 5259002615
Marker Title Idlewilde Lodge
Index Entry Idlewilde Lodge
Address 115 Route 473
City Comfort
County Kendall
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 511307
UTM Northing 3315063
Subject Codes women, women's history topics; health resorts
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Comfort, take FM 473 about 1.5 miles E - turn S onto road to lodge, about .5 mile to site
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built in 1902 of Texas long leaf yellow pine with cypress siding and millwork, this structure was first used as a spa by Dr. C. H. Wilkinson of Galveston. In 1906 the property was sold to E. Hugo, who operated "Camp Reliance" here until 1912 when Robert Wilke acquired the land and adopted the name "Camp Good Times". The building was bought by the YWCA in 1918 and served as the main lodge for "Camp Idlewilde", a girls' summer camp, for more than 60 years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983