Blair Cabin - Weatherford, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 31.617 W 098° 42.441
14S E 526532 N 3931521
Quick Description: This historical marker is located near the doorway to the Blair Cabin, the oldest building in Weatherford.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2019 1:55:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM10785
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
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Long Description:
Blair Cabin is a log cabin about 10 x 12 ft. in size, which has been moved to the southeast corner of Franklin Avenue and Custer Street in Weatherford. It is maintained by the Bank of Western Oklahoma, Western Oklahoma Historical Center, and Custer County Master Gardeners. Its history is documented on an historical marker located just in front of the cabin. It reads:

BLAIR CABIN
In April of 1892, William Blair made the run into the
Cheyenne-Arapaho Territory and filed a claim on a quarter
section southwest of what later became Weatherford. He
found a log cabin on the bank of a canyon about 200 yards
south of Route 66, west of town. He did not know who the
cabin belonged to, but thought it must have been built
10-15 years earlier by early day trappers.

Mr. Blair and his bride, Frances, lived in the cabin where
two of their four children were born, one in 1900 and the
other in 1902. The Blairs later moved to Weatherford,
building a home on property now owned by Weatherford
City Hall. The large meeting room in City Hall carries the
name "Blair Hall" in honor of these Weatherford pioneers.

The Blairs sold their quarter section to the Regan family,
who then sold it to Ernie Kendall. Mr. Kendall moved the
cabin from its original location to a little valley near HWY 54 and
Route 66. Later, the Kendall Estate generously
donated the cabin to the City of Weatherford. A self-
appointed cabin committee made arrangements to have
the cabin moved to its present location.

In 1925, Mr. & Mrs. Blair had a fourth child, Vashti Blair
Grossarth. She and her husband Jerry, Weatherford
residents, spent many hours with her father and mother
learning the history of the cabin before Mr. Blair's death
in 1950, and Mrs. Blair's in 1967.

The cabin is the oldest building in Weatherford and is a
treasure to the community.

County: Custer County

Record Address::
Corner Franklin Avenue / Custer Street
Weatherford, OK US
73096


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Date Erected: pre-1892

Sponsor (Who put it there): Bk of W. OK/W.OK Hist. Ctr/Custer Co Master Gardeners

Web site if available: Not listed

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