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Date of Issue: June 09, 2010

Lodge donated to trust

 

Anna Maria Preservation Trust executive director Sissy Quinn said the owner of the Angler’s Lodge on North Bay Boulevard has agreed to donate the lodge to the trust.

Quinn said owner Agatha Hebebrand will donate the lodge, and the trust will seek permission from the city commission to move the structure to the city-owned Anna Maria Historical Park in the 400 block of Pine Avenue.

Quinn said she hopes to have the request to move the lodge on the commission’s June 24 agenda.

The Angler’s Lodge is a historic house used by fishers from the mainland in the early days of the city, circa 1910, as a place to stay while on fishing trips to the Island.

Quinn said she is seeking community input. She also said she will need to raise about $150,000 to relocate the two-story structure, which could house a friendship center and nonprofit space.