E. H. Gato Cigar Factory

The E. H. Gato cigar factory is located at 1100 Simonton Street at the corner of Simonton and Amelia Streets. This is the second Gato cigar factory located on this site. The first factory was a three-story wooden building constructed in 1871.
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Key West Roosters

Key West roosters are the most photographed inhabitants of Key West.  A rooster is a male chicken and the term “rooster” originated in the United States. It could come from the fact that most chickens “roost” in trees to sleep at night.
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The Artist House – Historic Walking Tour

The Artist House is located at 534 Eaton Street.  It was built in 1887 by Thomas Otto.  Thomas lived in the house for about 40 years and upon his death, his son, Eugene (Gene) Otto received the house. Gene Otto was an
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The Southernmost House – Historic Walking Tour

The Southernmost House is located at 1400 Duval Street at the corner of Duval and South Streets. William Curry came to Key West, from the Bahamas, penniless.  He became a wrecker and with his massive fortune, built eight mansions in Key West
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Custom House

The Custom House is located at 281 Front Street. This big red brick building was built as the U.S. Custom House.  It opened in 1891 and in addition to the custom house it was the home to postal services and district court.
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Mallory Square

Mallory Square is the center of all activities in Key West.  It won’t take you too long to realize that sunset is a celebration in Key West … celebrated every night.  In the 1800’s Commodore Porter used Mallory Square as the base
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West Martello

Located at 1100 Atlantic Blvd on Higgs Beach, the West Martello is one of three Civil War era forts on the island. The shape and design of Martello forts date back to the Napoleonic Wars. These types of forts were considered nearly
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Fort Zachary Taylor

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park is located at the end of Southard Street in Truman Annex. Fort Zachary Taylor construction began in 1845 and progressed during the 1850’s. Construction was slow due to the Yellow Fever outbreak, material shortages and hurricanes.  At
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Mallory Steam Line – Historic Walking Tour

The Mallory Steam Line ticket office is located at 402 Wall Street.  The Mallory Ship Line was formed in the 1860’s by Charles Henry Mallory. and by 1873 it offered freight and passenger service from New York, Key West and Galveston.  Starting
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