Take home a piece of history on Saturday, April 17, when the old Bank of Everglades Building is being emptied of its contents. Come between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM to Everglades City to select from a variety of items and leave a cash donation for the Renovation Fund. There are tables, chairs, lamps, pictures, CDs, books, and collectibles on offer.
The dignified edifice housed the first bank in Collier County from 1927 to 1962. It closed after the County Seat moved to East Naples and was then used as a boarding house or Bed & Breakfast until about five years ago.
Fortunately, the owner donated his landmark building to the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation who plan to restore it to its former glory. For more info, see www.evergladeshistorical.org or call Marya at (239) 695-2905.
The Bank of Everglades is the green building at 201 Broadway West, Everglades City, Florida 34139. Get on SR-29 via I-75 or US-41 (Tamiami Trail) to take you to Everglades City.