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Updated: 04/27/2014 08:00:02AM

‘Cookie House’ gets marker

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Scot Shively, chairman of the Charlotte County Historical Advisory Committee; Linda Roberts, former committee historian, directly involved with the preservation of the “Cookie House”; and Charlotte County Commissioner Chris Constance had the honor of unveiling the Charlotte County Historical Marker at Cedar Point Environmental Park in Englewood, which ended the morning dedication ceremony Saturday.

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Opening the early morning dedication program at the "Cookie House," Scot Shively, chairman of the Charlotte County Historical Advisory Committee, stands in front of the historical building located inside the Cedar Point Environmental Park on Placida Road in Englewood.

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Guest speaker Ernest Estevez, senior scientist emeritus of Mote Marine Laboratory, spoke of the historical significance of the Bass Lab (and its last remaining structure, the "Cookie House") to Mote over the years.

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Janet Shawen and Luhn Lutz visit the inside back room of the "Cookie House," after the official dedication ceremony.

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John Bass his wife Kathy, Amy and Bob Layendecker and their granddaughter Khloe Keefer, 3, descendents of John F. Bass, Jr. who built the Cookie House in 1931 take their turn with the new historic marker. Khloe is the great, great granddaughter of Bass.

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Finding a somewhat shaded spot was the only challenge of the morning, as the chairs filled up for the Charlotte County Historical Marker dedication for the "Cookie House," which was relocated in 2006 to the grounds of Cedar Point Environmental Park in Englewood.

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Lilly Diazo, 8, and her sister, Maddy, 10, volunteered to hand out ceremony programs.

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Jacob Frentz, 3, and his grandparents, Jackie and Ronnie Brown, finally moved into the shade of the "Cookie House."

By DIANA HARRIS

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ENGLEWOOD — A large crowd turned out Saturday morning at Cedar Point Environmental Park to witness the dedication of a Charlotte County Historical Marker for the famed little “Cookie House,” the last remaining structure of the Bass Biological Lab.

“The placing of the marker makes the cottage a Heritage Landmark,” said Scot Shively, chairman of the Charlotte County Historical Advisory Committee.

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