View of the Key West Lighthouse - Monroe County, Florida

View of the Key West Lighthouse - Monroe County, Florida


Image Number

  • c025995b

Year

  • 1957

Date Note

  • Photographed in October 1957.

Series Title

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    Biography Note

  • The first Key West Lighthouse, 65 feet tall, was built in 1825 near the shoreline of the island, but in 1846 a hurricane destroyed it and killed 14 people inside. A new 66-foot lighthouse was constructed farther inland in 1847. In 1894, the new tower was increased to 86 feet. With a base about 15 feet above sea level, the light source is 100 feet high. Removed from active service in 1969, the lighthouse and keeper's house became a museum and are open to visitors.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 2 x 2 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 37394.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Johnson. View of the Key West Lighthouse - Monroe County, Florida. 1957. Black & white photoprint, 2 x 2 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/57261>, accessed 16 January 2019.

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Johnson. View of the Key West Lighthouse - Monroe County, Florida. 1957. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 16 Jan. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/57261>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Johnson.)