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Key West in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old City Hall

 
 
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By Marsha A. Matson, May 28, 2015
1. Old City Hall Marker
Inscription. The City of Key West acquired this lot in 1871 and built a wood-frame city hall, dedicating it on July 4, 1876, during the nationís Centennial. That building stood until it burned down in the devastating fire of 1886. The City then constructed this brick edifice between 1890 and 1892. Scott, McDermott & Higgs designed the structure, while Russell & Harvey built it. The ground floor—with wide arches and supporting columns—accommodated market stalls, then fire engines. The upper floor, dominated by the City Commission chambers, also housed City offices. Over the years, the building was altered, including the removal of the bell tower. Monroe County acquired the property in 1965 to house its juvenile court. In 1974, the State of Florida acquired the building, and the Historic Florida Keys Preservation Board spearheaded its restoration. The bell tower was restored in 1976 during the Bicentennial. Restoration efforts continued through the 1980ís, leading to the rededication of Old City Hall in 1991. Sweeping granite stairs and an ornate iron balustrade distinguish the buildingís entrance, while high ceilings, large windows, and wainscoting grace the historic interior.
 
Erected 2007 by A Florida Heritage Site Sponsored by Historic Florida Keys Foundation and the Florida Department of State
Old City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 28, 2015
2. Old City Hall Marker
. (Marker Number F-601.)
 
Location. 24° 33.562′ N, 81° 48.275′ W. Marker is in Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Greene Street and Ann Street, on the left when traveling west on Greene Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 Greene Street, Key West FL 33040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Audubon House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mallory Homesite (about 700 feet away); Navy Club of Key West Monument (about 700 feet away); Key West Woman's Club (about 700 feet away); Clinton Square (about 700 feet away); The Samuel O. Johnson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Oldest Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Key West.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 28, 2015
3. Old City Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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