PUNTA GORDA Fla.- Built in 1924 by the Quindo family, it's 1624 square feet of Punta Gorda history. The quaint yellow house sits at 220 Goldstien street just off of U.S. 41 in the historic district of the downtown area. But the building is in danger. The land underneath it is for sale and chances are if the land sells, the building will be razed. Louie Desquin with the Punta Gorda historic society is working to raise 150,000 dollars to move the home before its destroyed. "If we don't save this house there is a very good possibility were going to lose it," said Desguin. He says that they need your donations to make that happen. The Historical Society is looking for donations of any size from residents. They are also working to put together several fundraisers to pay for the move.
But the Historical Society only has about 3 months to get this house moved and its not because of progress or economic development its because they are in a race with Mother Nature. The home is moving to the history park about a mile down the road. On a tract of land right next to a bald eagles nest. In Florida, the eagles nest from October until April. Once the eagles return, any construction in the area of the nest is forbidden because the birds are protected by federal laws. Which means that if the Historic Society doesn't raise the money necessary to move the home, any chance to save it may be out the window. If you would like to help, you can call (941) 639-1887