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Historic Atascadero cabin moved to new home

A historic cabin in Atascadero got a lift Monday to a new home near the library.
A historic cabin in Atascadero got a lift Monday to a new home near the library. Special to The Tribune

A historic cabin in Atascadero got a lift Monday to a new home near the library, where it will one day serve as a natural history museum, according to Atascadero Historical Society president Jim Wilkins.

The building, known as the Boy Scout Cabin, was trailered from its longtime location near the Atascadero Unified School District offices. It took about an hour to move the structure, under the direction of Brandt House and Building movers of Santa Maria.

The cabin was built in the late 1920s as a meeting place for the Scouts but has been owned by the school district for more than 30 years. The district used it as office space but needed to move the structure to put in a new access road to the junior high school, which is in the midst of a project to build a new 50,000-square-foot building across from City Hall.

The cabin will occupy a parcel of land donated to the group as part of a future Colony Heritage Center planned near the library.

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