The Key West Art & Historical Society is hosting a walking tour of historic Naval Station Key West (present-day Truman Annex) and the adjacent Whitehead Street led by the curator and historian, Cori Convertito. During the tour, she will discuss the several of the remaining structures and their former uses.
Stroll along the tree-lined streets of Truman Annex and learn about Key West’s rich naval history. Explore the original waterfront, now altered by development. Convertito will point out the 19th century naval structures including the Power Plant, Machine Shop, Smithery, Quarters A and B, Marine Hospital and Surgeon’s Quarters, and Weather Station. Follow the evolution of the waterfront and examine the impact of World War II, the closure of the Navy Base in 1974, the auction and privatization of the Naval Base in 1986, and rehabilitation of buildings as residential/commercial properties.
Tour will meet in front of the Key West Museum of Art & History at 10:00 a.m and will finish at the Audubon House at 11:30 a.m. We will cover a lot of distance during this walk, ensure you feel comfortable walking longer distances. Please dress appropriately for an outdoor walk. We encourage hats and bringing along a bottle of water.
This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida, with additional support provided by The Helmerich Trust.