Details for Josey Boy Scout Lodge (Atlas Number 5507016519)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016519


Marker Number 16519
Atlas Number 5507016519
Marker Title Josey Boy Scout Lodge
Index Entry Josey Boy Scout Lodge
Address 22nd St.
City Huntsville
County Walker
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 255625
UTM Northing 3400191
Subject Codes institutional buildings
Marker Year 2010
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location Josey Park, southwest corner of intersection of Sam Houston Avenue (Highway 75) and 22nd Street
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size RTHL medallion and 16" x 12" plaque
Marker Text Oilman and Huntsville native Robert A. Josey donated funding for the construction of this log structure in 1933. Additional funding was obtained from the federal government's Civil Works Administration (CWA), and Gibbs Brothers and Company donated the logs and rock for the lodge; the building was dedicated in 1934. The structure's native pine logs form five rooms, and petrified stone hearths and mantles adorn its three fireplaces. The lodge has hosted countless community meetings and programs and continues today to serve the Boy Scout programs of the Huntsville area. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2010