Located in Truman Annex is the old Marine Hospital. It was constructed at the request of US Navy Commodore David Porter. Construction began in 1844. The Building Construction lasted less than one year. The doors opened on August 2, 1845. It had sixty beds ...Read More >>
As you walk by Higgs Beach, you will see pedestals and a tiled mural on a raised cement platform. This is the African Cemetery at Higgs Beach. The cemetery contains the graves of Africans who died after being rescued in 1860 from ...Read More >>
Walking around Key West, you can find so many interesting things. People, roosters and of course, the architecture. I often highlight interesting buildings to see, based on either its history or architecture, but don't forget to look up. Roofs can, and are, ...Read More >>
When you head over to James Street you see a little different Key West. The buildings are more functional ... modern than those you find a few streets over in Old Town. The Key West Electric Company building is no exception. Located ...Read More >>
The Tennessee Williams Exhibit is located at 513 Truman Avenue, just off of Duval Street. At first I thought this house was where Tennessee Williams lived, but sadly it is not. This home was a private home and has kept much of ...Read More >>
Located on the 1100 block of Simonton Street you will find one of the first successful industrial communities in the United States. Between 1880 and the early 1900's, Key West had a large influx of Cuban expatriates. They were escaping the oppression ...Read More >>
Located at 610 Southard Street, the Benjamin Curry House is one of the few historic homes, still owned by the original family. This home was built by Benjamin Curry, Jr. the brother of Florida's first millionaire, William Curry. He purchased an acre ...Read More >>
Sign Up for our Free Newsletter We will let you know about current activities in Key West and on the site!