On Oversea Highway (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles west of Drost Drive, on the right when traveling south.
The first Overseas Highway, also known as State Road 4A (SR 4A), consisted of two roadway segments both completed by 1928. One spanned from Key West to No Name Key, and the other from Key Largo to Upper Matecumbe Key. Ferries transported cars . . . — — Map (db m127507) HM
Near Old Highway north of Johnston Road, on the left when traveling north.
The Florida Keys and South Florida residents are always aware of the danger and possibility of a tropical storm or hurricane striking the area from June through October of each year. They had been through hurricanes many times in the 50 years . . . — — Map (db m151503) HM
The Florida Keys Memorial, known locally as the “Hurricane Monument,” was built to honor hundreds of American veterans and local civilians who perished in the “Great Hurricane” on Labor Day, September 2, 1935. Islamadora . . . — — Map (db m3251) HM
On Overseas Highway (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles west of Old Highway (County Route 905), on the right when traveling north.
In 1928 the Rustic Inn was built to serve enthusiastic tourists traveling the Florida Keys on the new rail and highway systems. The Inn was one of the few structures left standing after the "Great Hurricane" of 1935. It was later repaired and . . . — — Map (db m150490) HM
On Overseas Highway (U.S. 1 at milepost 73), 0.8 miles south of Tollgate Boulevard, on the right when traveling south.
The veterans of World War I were promised a bonus but due to the Great Depression of the early 1930s the government was without funds.
Roosevelt was president and formed the Florida Emergency Relief Administration to create jobs for those . . . — — Map (db m116064) HM
On Old Highway (County Route 905) just east of Beach Road, on the right when traveling east.
After the 'Great Hurricane' of 1935, the Red Cross and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed 16 houses for Islamorada area families. Built to be 'hurricane proof,' they consisted of poured concrete and steel. Several hurricane houses . . . — — Map (db m151492) HM
On Old Highway north of Johnston Road, on the left when traveling north.
The veterans of World War I, under the Florida Emergency Relief Administration, were building piers in channel 2, just below Lower Matecumbe, when the greatest storm ever hit this part of the Keys. The 200-plus mile per hour winds with a barometer . . . — — Map (db m151493) HM
On Overseas Highway (U.S. 1 at milepost 77), on the left when traveling south.
Indian Key, an 11 acre island just offshore to the east, played an important part in Florida's history. An Indian village 1500 years ago, it was also the home of pirates roaming the Caribbean, and a ship wrecker's village during the 1810's. The . . . — — Map (db m176361) HM
On Overseas Highway (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles north of Park Road, on the left when traveling north.
These wells were surrounded by an Indian village over 1000 years ago. The Spanish used the wells to replace their water supply before crossing to the mother country.(br>
This site was a salvage camp to recover the treasure from the Spanish . . . — — Map (db m208749) HM
On Overseas Highway (U.S. 1) north of Parker Drive, on the right when traveling north.
During the "Great Hurricane" of 1935, the Matecumbe Methodist Church was destroyed. It was originally located near the beach on the Atlantic side of Upper Matecumbe Key. In 1937 the congregation built a new wooden church adjacent to the Hurricane . . . — — Map (db m150491) HM
On Overseas Highway (U.S. 1 at milepost 78), 1.9 miles south of State Road 4a, on the left when traveling south.
Juan Ponce de Leon was born in San Servas, Spain in 1460. He had served in the Spanish army and had accompanied Christopher Columbus in his second voyage in 1491. He was appointed governor of Haiti in 1511 and governor of Puerto Rico in 1512. . . . — — Map (db m83555) HM
Near Overseas Highway (U.S. 1) north of Johnston Road when traveling east.
This cemetery memorializes the determination and vision of over 50 pioneer Anglo-Bahamian Conchs who labored to settle and organize the first community on Matecumbe Key. Descendants of three Islamorada pioneer families, the Russells who homesteaded . . . — — Map (db m150493) HM
On Oversea Highway (U.S. 1) at Old Oversea Highway, on the right when traveling east on Oversea Highway.
Plantation Key was named for the many pineapple plantations in the early 1900s. Johnny Brush Pinder owned one of these containing over 100 acres. It was here on the beach in front of his home that he built the schooner "Island Home'. It was launched . . . — — Map (db m149435) HM
On Overseas Highway (U.S. 1 at milepost 78), 1.9 miles south of Old State Road 4a, on the left when traveling south.
This plaque is in memory of the many Cubans who were desperate to leave Castros' communist Cuba. They left their homes and families trying to cross the 90 miles of sea in rafts, innertubes or anything that would float.
Not knowing what rough . . . — — Map (db m83553) HM
On Overseas Highway, approximately Mile Marker 75, on the right when traveling south.
In April, 1926, Monroe County began construction of a road on the east end of Upper Matecumbe to connect with other islands. It eventually made it possible to drive to Key West by using a ferry.
The first car drove to Key West on Jan. 25 1928 . . . — — Map (db m83879) HM
On Tollgate Boulevard at Toll Gate Shores Drive, on the left when traveling west on Tollgate Boulevard.
Established in 1934, during the Great Depression, Camp Three housed 250 Bonus Army veterans until September 2, 1935 when one of the worst hurricanes ever recorded destroyed everything there. The eye of the hurricane passed over nearby Craig Key with . . . — — Map (db m83592) HM
On Oversea Highway (U.S. 1) at DeLeon Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Oversea Highway.
The south side of this property contained Robert's Grocery and the second post office. Today this is the site of the sixth post office. Across the highway, the original "Village of Islamorada" meaning "Island Home" was platted and named by William . . . — — Map (db m150460) HM
On Overseas Highway (U.S. 1 at milepost 78), 1.9 miles Old State Road 4a, on the left when traveling south.
On Friday, July 13, 1733, the Spanish treasure fleet under the command of General Don Rodrigo de Torres Morales, sailed from Havana Harbor for Spain.
The fleet of 21 ships was loaded with gold and silver from the mine at Cartagena, Peruvian . . . — — Map (db m83550) HM
On Overseas Highway (U.S. 1 at milepost 71), 1.5 miles south of Old State Road 4a, on the left when traveling south.
Indians lived on this island over 1000 years ago. In 1722, it was known as Boys Island. In Dec., 1838, Lt. Coste established a Naval base here and named it Ft. Paulding. This was the base for the West Indian Squadron used to blockade the coast to . . . — — Map (db m176362) HM
On Old Highway (County Route 905) just west of Johnston Road, on the right when traveling east.
The great Labor Day hurricane of Sept. 2, 1935 destroyed almost every building in the Matecumbes.
The W.P.A. and the Red Cross built hurricane proof houses for the families whose homes were destroyed. The walls are 12" thick with steel and . . . — — Map (db m151490) HM
On Overseas Highway (at milepost 79), on the right when traveling south.
1. North East end Lower Matecumbe Key - Ancient Water Wells - only fresh water on Upper Keys - Used by Indians, Sailors and Traders in XVII Century. Huge Indian Midden (Kitchen) near Wells.
2. Indian Key - Spanish Trading Post - established by . . . — — Map (db m83862) HM
Near Overseas Highway (U.S. 1 at milepost 100) north of Laguna Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
The African Queen vessel was created in 1912 and is on the American National Historic Register. Her boiler is custom made and is historically correct and her steam engine is from 1896. She was restored in 2012 and has to be meticulously maintained . . . — — Map (db m83207) HM
On Yacht Club Drive at Overseas Highway (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north on Yacht Club Drive.
A swing span bridge once crossed Jewfish Creek just beyond this location. Early in the construction of Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway from the Mainland to Key West, Jewfish Creek was identified as a critical site along the route. In 1905, . . . — — Map (db m150853) HM
In 1873 Fort Jefferson's armament was modernized to include six 15-inch Rodman smoothbore cannon and four 300-pounder rifled Parrott guns. Of the 141 guns listed at the fort when the garrison left in 1874, only those 10 remain here today. The other . . . — — Map (db m193412) HM
On Atlantic Boulevard at White Street, on the right when traveling east on Atlantic Boulevard.
Near this site lie the remains of 294 African men, women and children who died in Key West in 1860. In the summer of that year the U.S. Navy rescued 1,432 Africans from three American-owned ships engaged in the illegal slave trade. Ships bound for . . . — — Map (db m84722) HM
On Whitehead Street at Eaton Street, on the right when traveling north on Whitehead Street.
The cigar industry of Key West dates from 1831, when the first cigar factory was established. After the 1868 Cuban War of Independence, Key West’s cigar manufacturing industry boomed, reaching its zenith at the turn of the twentieth century. In . . . — — Map (db m127501) HM
Alfred Goldsboro Mayor, who studied the biology of many seas and here founded a laboratory for research for the Carnegie Institution directing it for XVIII years with conspicuous success, brilliant versatile courageous utterly forgetful of self. He . . . — — Map (db m9304) HM
On Whitehead Street at Sunset Lane, on the right when traveling north on Whitehead Street.
Captain John H. Geiger, skilled pilot and master wrecker, built this house in 1830. It is typical of the era when, in 1832, the famed naturalist, John James Audubon, visited Key West to study and sketch the birds of the Florida Keys. On March 18, . . . — — Map (db m81832) HM
Welcome to the oldest Roman Catholic Parish in South Florida. There is evidence that Spanish Jesuits serving in Cuba first attempted to establish a mission in Key West as early as 1724.The first Catholic Church on the island was dedicated February . . . — — Map (db m101385) HM
Following President Lincoln's order for a naval blockade of Confederate ports in 1861, the U.S. Navy established the East Gulf Blockading Squadron based at Fort Jefferson, Fort Taylor, and the port of Key West. The squadron's area of operations . . . — — Map (db m192413) HM
On Front Street at Sunset Lane, on the left when traveling south on Front Street.
This monument represents two perspectives on how the Civil War affected the residents of Key West. The obelisk in the center of the memorial plot was erected by the Navy Club of Key West for the Union soldiers who lost their lives in Key West during . . . — — Map (db m85270) HM
On Truman Avenue (U.S. 1) at Elizabeth Street, on the right when traveling north on Truman Avenue.
Built by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, a Canadian Order which first established a school here in 1868. Designed by William Kerr of Ireland, of Romanesque style, with dormered, mansard roofs and central tower. In the . . . — — Map (db m101297) HM
On Whitehead Street (U.S. 1) at Angela Street, on the right when traveling east on Whitehead Street.
Founded in 1864, Cornish Chapel members began building their church in 1885. Designed to resemble European cathedrals, it served as a place of worship, school, and refuge during inclement weather. The foundation was quarried from the site and its . . . — — Map (db m101245) HM
During October, 1962, United States intelligence sources confirmed Soviet construction of nuclear missile sites in Cuba. This provocation, coupled with the strains of the Cold War, was a direct nuclear threat to the United States. Fearing invasion . . . — — Map (db m192409) HM
On Simonton Street at Virginia Street, on the left when traveling north on Simonton Street.
The Gato Cigar Factory was constructed by Eduardo H. Gato in 1916. This Neo-Classical Revival, poured-concrete structure with a large central courtyard was constructed after an earlier wood frame factory on this site burned. Numerous windows . . . — — Map (db m93305) HM
On Simonton Street at Virginia Street, on the right when traveling south on Simonton Street.
This is the second Gato cigar factory located on this site. The first structure was a wooden factory built in 1884 and destroyed by fire in 1915. The second factory was built as a hurricane and fire proof structure in 1920. It features large windows . . . — — Map (db m99444) HM
Near Duval Street at South Street, on the right when traveling east.
This house, with its elaborate Queen Anne style detailing, was built c. 1894 by E. H. Gato, Sr. (1847-1926). The Gato family was one of Key West's most prominent families, and three generations of the family lived here until 1951. Eduardo H. Gato . . . — — Map (db m101296) HM
Near Southard Street, 0.6 miles west of Whitehead Street (Road 1).
Fort Taylor was constructed in 1845 as part of the Third Tier System of Defense which called for the establishment of masonry fortresses constructed along America’s coastline to prevent sea attacks upon the United States. This fort was an important . . . — — Map (db m168313) HM
The 8- and 10-inch columbiads were standard U.S. cannon for coast defense. They were cast-iron, muzzle-loading smoothbores. The 8-inch weighed 9,210 pounds and when elevated 4” threw a 65-pound ball about a mile. From the top of the fort, the . . . — — Map (db m100238) HM
“...upon occasion of the prevalence of the yellow fever...Samuel A. Mudd devoted himself to the care and cure of the sick and interposed his courage and skill to protect the garrison...from peril and alarm, and thus...saved many valuable lives . . . — — Map (db m9305) HM
On Caroline Street at Duval Street on Caroline Street.
In this house was born, lived and died Joseph Yates Porter, M.D. 1847-1927.
First health officer of the State of Florida, 1889-1917. Thirteenth president of the Florida Medical Association. Under his farsighted leadership, yellow fever and other . . . — — Map (db m158216) HM
A fort's effectiveness in the 1800s depended in large part on its gunpowder supply. Keeping the powder dry and avoiding explosions were critical. This powder magazine's special features included wooden floors and walls to prevent sparks, and vents . . . — — Map (db m193408) HM
On White Street at Southard Street, on the left when traveling west on White Street.
This 1903 armory was described as "an unusual wood-frame building," and was one of the few armories built in the South due to lack of funds following the Civil War (1861-1865). The Italianate-style, Key West Armory incorporates an arched entrance, . . . — — Map (db m85266) HM
On Passover Lane at Angela Street, on the right when traveling north on Passover Lane.
Key West Cemetery was founded in 1847 following a hurricane the previous year that destroyed the earlier cemetery located near present day Higgs Beach. To protect from future flooding, the 19-acre cemetery was located here on Solares Hill, the . . . — — Map (db m32660) HM
The Martin Hellings House, constructed c. 1892 by Captain Martin L. Hellings, is one of only a few historic houses in Key West not built of wood. Hellings was a native of Pennsylvania and a Union soldier in the Civil War. In 1881, Hellings married . . . — — Map (db m84718) HM
On Southard Street at Love Lane, on the right when traveling north on Southard Street.
The Great Fire of 1886 brought
an end to the practice of using
wood shakes for roofing. At
the time, Key West buildings
were mostly wooden
structures built in close
quarters. Afterwards, the City
required metal roofs on new
and rebuilt . . . — — Map (db m192415) HM
On Front Street at Whitehead Street, on the left when traveling south on Front Street.
The home of Stephen Russell Mallory (1812-1873) stood near this site from 1839 to 1895 when it became U.S. Navy property. U.S. Senator from Florida from 1851 to 1861 and Chairman of the Naval Affairs Committee after 1853. As Secretary of the Navy in . . . — — Map (db m84721) HM
On Emma Street at Fleming Street, on the right when traveling south on Emma Street.
At the request of U.S. Navy
Commodore David Porter,
construction began for a
Marine Hospital in Key West
in late 1844. The structure
was partially destroyed by
the 1846 hurricane, but was
completed in less than one
year. The Hospital opened . . . — — Map (db m192420) HM
Near South Roosevelt Boulevard (State Road A1A) just east of Faraldo Circle.
The first regularly-scheduled international flight by a United States airline was made from here to Havana Oct. 28, 1927. This inaugurated Pan American World Airways, which later spread through the Caribbean, around South America, and across the . . . — — Map (db m127807) HM
On Caroline Street at Ann Street, on the left when traveling east on Caroline Street.
William J. Curry, born on Green Turtle Key in the Bahamas in 1821, immigrated to Key West in 1837. Curry homesteaded this lot in 1852 and was Key West’s leading merchant for forty years. Wm. Curry Sons’ maritime business amassed a fortune during the . . . — — Map (db m127502) HM
On Front Street at Whitehead Street, on the left when traveling north on Front Street.
On September 13, 1833, the United States government purchased this harbor-front lot. The Naval Depot was authorized by an Act of Congress on July 21, 1852. Capt. J.M. Scarritt and Lt. J.J. Philbrick supervised the construction of this building. By . . . — — Map (db m128058) HM
On Front Street at Caroline Street, on the right when traveling north on Front Street.
Commodore David Porter established a Naval Station here on April 3, 1823 as a Supply Base for his 17-ship Anti-Pirate Squadron. The Station remained in constant operation from that date until its disestablishment on March 31, 1974. Although its . . . — — Map (db m26835) HM
On Front Street at Whitehead Street, on the left when traveling south on Front Street.
by the Navy Club of Key West
To the Memory of the
Officers, Sailors & Soldiers
Army, Navy & Marine Corps
who lost their lives in their
Country's service upon this station
from 1861 to . . . — — Map (db m85331) WM
In 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine sailed from this anchorage to her destruction in La Habana harbor. “Remember the Maine” became the rallying cry for the Spanish-American War that followed. The anchorage served the navy through . . . — — Map (db m100241) HM
On Greene Street at Ann Street, on the left when traveling west on Greene Street.
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 nation’s Centennial. That building stood until it burned down in the devastating fire of 1886. The City then constructed this . . . — — Map (db m84719) HM
On Whitehead Street at Caroline Street, on the right when traveling north on Whitehead Street.
This building was the ticket
office for Pan American
Airways. The airline was
founded in 1927 as a mail and
passenger service. It operated
between Key West, Florida and
Havana, Cuba. Pan Am sold its
first tickets for what turned
out to be . . . — — Map (db m192422) HM
On Whitehead Street just north of Eaton Street, on the right when traveling north.
Captain Phillip L. Cosgrove, Sr., commanded the U.S. lighthouse tender Mangrove, the first rescue ship to aid victims of the 1898 explosion of the U.S.S. Maine in Havana harbor. This house, acquired by Cosgrove in 1871, incorporates remnants of . . . — — Map (db m127808) HM
On Truman Avenue (State Road 5) at Elizabeth Street, on the right when traveling south on Truman Avenue.
An outbreak of piracy in 1822 prompted the United States to organize the West Indian Squadron, an anti-pirate fleet. Commanded by Commodore David Porter, the squadron in 1823 included 17 ships and 1,100 men based in Key West. For two years the . . . — — Map (db m72739) HM
Imagine what it was like to heat solid cannonballs in a hot shot furnace like this one, so gun crews could fire red-hot projectiles at wooden warships to set them ablaze. This process involved several soldiers. One soldier maintained the coal fire . . . — — Map (db m193410) HM
On Duval Street at Rose Lane, on the right when traveling north on Duval Street.
This mansion was built by
Robert Curry as a result of the
"Great Fire” of 1886. The fire
leveled the Curry family home,
businesses, and two thirds of
the business district. After his
death the mansion became the
home of the southernmost . . . — — Map (db m192418) HM
On Whitehead Street at United Street, on the right when traveling south on Whitehead Street.
The first United States Marines arrived in Key West with Commodore David Porter's pirate-hunting fleet in 1823, and the Corps has played a vital role in the life of this island both in war and in peace intervals since that time, from 1939 until . . . — — Map (db m144537) HM
On Caroline Street at Margaret Street, on the right when traveling west on Caroline Street.
On January 22, 1912, the "Flagler Special," the first passenger train ever to arrive in Key West and Henry M Flagler, Florida's empire builder, were tumultuously welcomed by the largest outpouring of citizens in the City's history. The train's . . . — — Map (db m208751) HM
On Duval Street at Eaton Street, on the right when traveling west on Duval Street.
Oldest in Florida Diocese, the present church (1912) is the fourth on this site. John Fleeming, one of the four original owners of the island, is buried here. His widow donated the property, stipulating that the church pews be free. Rectory built . . . — — Map (db m84328) HM
This concrete structure was
built on the mainland and
transported by Flagler's
railroad to the current
location in 1917. Its purpose
was to protect the connection
between the land line and the
125 mile long underwater
telegraph cable lines . . . — — Map (db m192426) HM
Captain Phillip Cosgrove
purchased this stately home
for the price of $1,600 in
1871. This was a prime
location with its proximity to
the deep-water port and in
what was then the center of
the city. It's believed that the
Captain's wife . . . — — Map (db m192423) HM
These coral islands surrounded by warm water are ideal habitats for birds, turtles, shellfish, coral, fish, and other form of ocean life. Nearby Bush Key is a spectacle of sooty and noddy terns during their March to September nesting season. View . . . — — Map (db m100242)
On South Street at Whitehead Street, on the left when traveling south on South Street.
In 1773 George Gauld, a British surveyor & cartographer, placed the Southernmost Point at 24°29'N latitude and 82°35'W longitude. At the time Cayo Hueso, now called Key West, was part of the Spanish Empire. John Simonton purchased the island . . . — — Map (db m87412) HM
On Front Street, on the right when traveling south.
Built in 1890 on the waterfront as a two-family dwelling for the base commandant and paymaster, this building was known as Quarters A and B. It was converted into a single-family residence in 1911. President William Howard Taft visited this site in . . . — — Map (db m32659) HM
On Front Street at Caroline Street, on the right when traveling south on Front Street.
Built in 1890 as quarters for Navy officers, the Little White House later was used by American Presidents William Howard Taft, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Truman used the facility as a vacation . . . — — Map (db m32655) HM
At the end of 1822, mere
months after the first US flag
was planted in Key West,
Commodore David Porter was
sent to take charge. Porter
commanded the West Indian
Squadron nicknamed the
"Mosquito Fleet". Porter was
ordered to end the reign . . . — — Map (db m192412) HM
On Duval Street at Eaton Street, on the left when traveling west on Duval Street.
Built about 1838 and moved to this location after the hurricane of 1846, the Patterson-Baldwin House is believed to be one of the oldest buildings in Key West. The Classical Revival style house is reputed to have been built, but never occupied, by . . . — — Map (db m84333) HM
On Eaton Street west of Bahama Street, on the right when traveling west.
Constructed in 1886 by Samuel Otis Johnson. The structure started out as a grocery and butcher shop as well as a residence. It was purchased in 1913 by Dr. William Richard Warren. Doctor Warren's medical offices consisted of the front porch used as . . . — — Map (db m85272) HM
On Simonton Street north of Eaton Street, on the right when traveling north.
Built with bricks from Fort Taylor dating back to 1845, this building is one of Key West's first hotels. It featured a car dealership on the first floor and hotel rooms on the upper two floors. Ernest Hemingway and his wife stayed here in 1928, and . . . — — Map (db m134524) HM
On Front Street north of Admirals Lane, on the left when traveling north.
This house was built for
the commanding officer
of the Key West
Submarine Base, but it was
President Harry S. Truman's
use of the site for working
vacations that earned it fame
as "The Little White House."
During Truman's 11 trips
here from . . . — — Map (db m192419) HM
On Front Street at Eaton Street, on the right when traveling south on Front Street.
On February 9, 1870, a joint Congressional resolution authorized a national weather service. As one of the original observation stations, Key West was critical for weather forecasters. The Department of Agriculture purchased this lot in 1903 on the . . . — — Map (db m127504) HM
On Truman Avenue (U.S. 1) at Elizabeth Street, on the right when traveling north on Truman Avenue.
In April of 1898 it was graciously offered and converted to a 400 bed United States Army Hospital for the treatment of soldiers and sailors, ill with dangerous tropical diseases or wounded in battle, during Cuba's War of . . . — — Map (db m101295) HM
Fort engineers designed an innovative system to collect and store rainwater to provide fresh water for the islands 1500 planned residents.
Garden Key receives about 30 inches of rain a year. Rain falling on the fort's top tier filtered down . . . — — Map (db m193731) HM
On Grinnell Street, 0.1 miles north of Caroline Street, in the median.
What's so special about the Seaport?
For almost two hundred years, the Seaport (shown in the map at right as the shoreline just below the compass rose) has been a focal point for much of the economic and cultural life on the island. The . . . — — Map (db m151494) HM
On Atlantic Boulevard at White Street, on the left when traveling south on Atlantic Boulevard.
This structure is one of three Civil War era forts in Key West. They were built as a defensive chain around the island and support for Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas. No cannons were ever fired and no soldier died in battle at this . . . — — Map (db m85261) HM
On Whitehead Street just north of Eaton Street, on the right when traveling north.
Connecticut mariner and wrecker Benjamin Sawyer built the first house on this property by 1844. From 1888-1890, much of Key West's port business took place in Sawyer's home, until the completion of the federal Custom House. Key West native and . . . — — Map (db m127809) HM
On Overseas Highway (U.S. 1) 2.4 miles south of Long Key Lake Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Henry M. Flagler began construction of the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railroad southward from Homestead in 1905. Despite destructive hurricanes in 1906, 1909, and 1910, the Key West Extension was completed in January 1912 at a . . . — — Map (db m72798) HM
On Overseas Highway (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles east of Sombrero Beach Road (County Route 931), on the right when traveling west.
Marathon began in 1908 as construction headquarters and chief shipping terminal for Henry M. Flagler's "Overseas Railway" to Key West. Through it passed thousands of workmen and immense quantities of material and supplies. At near by Knight's Key . . . — — Map (db m146247) HM
On 52nd Street Gulf, 0.1 miles north of Overseas Highway (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north.
Established in 1955, St. Columba Episcopal Church has occupied this building since 1960. Between 1977 and 1982, nineteen dalle de verre, or faceted stained glass windows, were installed in the church. This technique uses thick pieces of colored . . . — — Map (db m83331) HM
On Overseas Highway (U.S. 1) 0.2 miles south of Horace Street, on the right when traveling south.
The first Overseas Highway, also known as State Road 4A (SR 4A), consisted of two roadway segments both completed by 1928. One spanned from Key West to No Name Key, and the other from Key Largo to Upper Matecumbe Key. Ferries transported cars . . . — — Map (db m107043) HM
On Albury Boulevard at Overseases Highway (U.S. 1), in the median on Albury Boulevard.
What is today Tavenier was originally inhabited by the Calusa and Tequesta Native Americans. The Tequesta occupied the area around Biscayne Bay, while the Calusa inhabited Southwest Florida. In 1513, the Florida Keys were . . . — — Map (db m129571) HM
On Overseas Highway (U.S. 1) 1.8 miles south of Old U.S. 1, on the right when traveling south.
Oil magnate Henry M. Flagler first visited Florida in 1878. Realizing Florida’s potential for growth, he developed railroads and hotels which transformed the eastern seaboard. The Florida East Coast Railroad reached Miami in 1896 and soon was . . . — — Map (db m150462) HM