Fresh Air Baby Camp
1229 W. 11th St

The one-story concrete block building was built in 1921. It operated as a health-care center for babies until 1926 at which time it was taken over by the Girl Scouts of America.

It was nominated for the state and national Registers of Historic Places in 2006.


It was known as the Fresh Air Baby Camp when it opened. The building contained an open crib room, isolation room, laundry, bathroom and kitchen.

In 1926, the operation was moved to the Wesley Hospital grounds and the building was leased by the city to the Girl Scouts. They used it as day camp and scout activity center until 2001 when they decided to give up the building.

Photo: DC & VC 6-06