Old Post Office and Customshouse (Key West, Florida)

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Key West Custom House and Old Post Office
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Custom House in Key West, now the Key West Museum of Art and History.
Old Post Office and Customshouse (Key West, Florida) is located in Florida
Old Post Office and Customshouse (Key West, Florida)
Location 281 Front Street
Key West
Monroe County, Florida
Coordinates 24°33′30″N 81°48′27″W / 24.55833°N 81.80750°W / 24.55833; -81.80750Coordinates: 24°33′30″N 81°48′27″W / 24.55833°N 81.80750°W / 24.55833; -81.80750
Built 1889-1891
Architect William Kerr
Architectural style Richardsonian Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 73000587[1]
Added to NRHP September 20, 1973

The Custom House and Old Post Office is a historic site located at 281 Front Street, Key West, Florida, United States. On September 20, 1973, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House[edit]

The Custom House currently serves as the Key West Museum of Art & History, which is one of three museums operated by the Key West Art & Historical Society. Exhibits include local history, famous personalities including Ernest Hemingway, maritime history, and works by local artists.

The building was designed by architect William Kerr, and was completed in 1891. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida met here from its completion until 1932, when the building was transferred to the United States Navy.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Key West, Florida, U.S. Court House and Post Office, Federal Judicial Center, visited September 14, 2009.

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