Honoring Those That Saved the Historic Armory

On June 21,  Historic Florida Keys Foundation and the Key West Historic Marker Tour partnered with TSKW for a special marker dedication and reception at the Armory.  Following the dedication, guests were treated to a presentation on the history of the Armory by historian Tom Hambright.

This special marker that was placed  to honor the early preservationists in Key West who saved the Armory from it’s scheduled demolition in 1969. Thanks to their grassroots fight, the State appointed the first preservation board.  Eventually this first board raised the funds needed to restore the building that TSKW now calls home.

One of the only living people who was a part of that group was Ed Knight, who was in attendance at the reception.  From all of us at TSKW, and the whole Key West community, thank you!

To learn more about all the special markers placed around Key West, visit www.historicmarkertour.org/Markers

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