58th Annual Key West Home Tours™ Season

We were grateful that Irma took mercy on Key West and the homes featured this tour season suffered little damage. Our hearts and prayers are still with our neighboring keys where so much destruction occurred. Due to Irma, OIRF’s grants committee prioritized recovery projects as they award grants to three non-profits aiming to preserve the architectural and cultural heritage of Key West.

Thank you to our volunteers, home owners and sponsors this season. Funds raised from OIRF tours will be used to maintain the Oldest House Museum at 322 Duval, fund our grants program, scholarships and other endeavors furthering our preservation goals.

Despite a down economy due to Hurricane Irma, our 58th Annual Tour Season was a success with over 4,000 attendees and over 400 volunteers participating over the four months of tours.

The Poster and Rack Card:


The Homes:

December 27 and 28, 2017

Bruce and Barbie Cook – 112 Hutchinson Lane
Matt Talley and Richard Hamilton – 1209 Johnson Street
Mikey Mo and Jane Moschel – 618 Catholic Lane
Celeste and Alan Steil – 610 Griffin Lane
Phil Amsterdam and Nancy Amsterdam – 511 Caroline Street, Curry Mansion
December Program: OIRF housetour2017-18__program-Dec

January 12 and 13, 2018

Chris Belland and Piper Smith – 626 Grinnell Street
Jane and Bob Goble – 1318 Newton Street
Jolley Christman – 1308 Reynolds Street
Kate Miano – 618 Free School Lane
Fredrick “Freddy” Eberstadt – 1716 Seminary Street

February 16 and 17, 2018

Ray and Jim Luther-Pfeil – 1604 Seminary Street
Marge and Rick Holtz – 210 Olivia Street
Wally and Joyce Senney – 202 Eaton Street
Claus Jensen and Henrik Holbaek – 625 Margaret Street
Ralph Wright – 639 William Street
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March 16 and 17, 2108

Kevin and Laurie Scott – 818 Carsten Lane
Brenda and Michael Gaffney – 734 Amelia Lane
Linda Donn – 1308 Elizabeth Street
Greg Long and Scott Newman – 711 Ashe Street
Bob and Cathy Hesse – 643 William Street
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The Sponsors:

Grant Awards

This year several applications were received and judged on the following criteria: historic significance, demonstrated need, probable success, benefit to the community, cost sharing and financial need. This year priority was given to proposals that involved hurricane damage repair. All three of this year’s awardees’ projects had hurricane damage.

Key West Art Center
301 Front Street
$6,000 (shutter, fascia board, gutter repair/replacement)

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
401 Duval Street
$11,500 (shutter repair/replacement)

St. James First Missionary Baptist Church
312 Olivia Street
$11,000 (roof repair/replacement)

The Winning Poster Art by Deborah Moore:

Key West Home Tours Archives – 1960 through 2018