Eugenia’s Guest House was located on the Boardwalk between 5th and 6th streets and included a gift shop as well as rooms and apartments. When the building was damaged in the March Storm of 1962, owner Eugenia Palmisano took out a renovation loan using both the cottage and a 50-foot boat as collateral. She sold the building in 1966 and the new owners renamed it Maria’s Guest House.
Bill and Mary Ochse bought the property in 1983 and made it the headquarters of The Kite Loft — one of the Boardwalk’s most unique businesses. The Kite Loft sponsors the popular “Kite Fest,” which brings visitors from all over the country to Ocean City each year.
Postcard photo by F.W. Brueckmann