Audubon House

Audubon House (HM1JQ8)

Location: Key West, FL 33040 Monroe County
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N 24° 33.499', W 81° 48.377'

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Captain John H. Geiger, skilled pilot and master wrecker, built this house in 1830. It is typical of the era when, in 1832, the famed naturalist, John James Audubon, visited Key West to study and sketch the birds of the Florida Keys. On March 18, 1860, Mitchell Wolfson, native son of Key West, and Mrs. Wolfson, also a native Floridian, dedicated the house as a public museum to be named Audubon House, commemorating the artist's visit to Key West. Furnished with antiques of the period, the museum proudly exhibits numerous original Audubon engravings. This restoration sparked the preservation and restoration movement in Key West.
HM NumberHM1JQ8
Placed ByHistorical Association of Southern Florida
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Date Added Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 418347 N 2716281
Decimal Degrees24.55831667, -81.80628333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 24° 33.499', W 81° 48.377'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds24° 33' 29.94" N, 81° 48' 22.62" W
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Area Code(s)305
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-218 Whitehead St, Key West FL 33040, US
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