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Boy Scout cabin earns state landmark status

It’s one of those buildings that everybody in Gloucester just knows where it is, often using it as a landmark when giving directions.

The Boy Scout Troop 111 log cabin has now earned official landmark status. The cabin, located on school property at the corner of Main Street and Roaring Springs Road, was one of eight historic sites placed last week on the Virginia Landmarks Register, according to a Sept. 23 announcement by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

FILE PHOTOIn this undated photo, believed to be from the 1950s, members of Boy Scout Troop 111 hold sticks over the fireplace inside the log cabin.

The designation codifies something that generations of county residents have known soon after it was first constructed by the Works Progress Administration in 1937—this log cabin is an essential part of Gloucester Court House.

The cabin is “iconic because it represents a unique style of architecture found nowhere else in Gloucester County … a rare survival [seldo...

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