Scout Cabin At Crestwood Lake. E.

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Repository Name
Westchester County Archives

Collection Name
Historic American Engineering Record, Bronx River Parkway Reservation – HAER No. NY-327

Name of Creator
David W. Haas

Date of Creation
September/October 2001


Call Number
A-0321(1)F PH22

8" x 10"

Herman Merkel and Gilmore Clarke, landscape engineers for the Bronx Parkway Commission, were active in the Boy Scouts and helped secure the use of a building for the scouts in 1916. Clarke served as the troop’s scoutmaster. The BPC erected a simple shack for the scouts in 1917. In 1920, the Boy Scouts received permission to build a log cabin in Yonkers. Location of photograph: Yonkers – New York.