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Oldest House, Key West: 10 reviews and 27 photos

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Our house in Leonardtown is a frame house built much later than the Oldest House in Key West, but we have a 'summer kitchen', which is a separate building from the main house. It was the custom in the south to build the kitchen separately for two reasons - to keep the heat of the fires or stove away from the main house, and to reduce the risk of fire.

The wall oven (beside the fireplace) is a "beehive oven" believed to be the only one intact in Florida outside of the Ximenez-Fatio house in St. Augustine which was built in the 1790s. Notice the old egg carriers, and various cooking implements.

Address: 322 Duval St.
Phone: 305/294-9502
Website: http://www.keysdirectory.com/oldesthouse/

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  • Updated Mar 13, 2004
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