Key West Custom House

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Key West Custom House, Florida
Photo credit: 
Alan Maltz

Considered one of the ten most architecturally significant buildings in Florida, the Key West Custom House was the site of the inquiry into the sinking of the battleship Maine, the event that began the Spanish-American War. Using funds from the Florida's Conservation and Recreation Lands (CARL) program, TPL saved this historic landmark from development as a private yacht club. Today it is home to the Key West Art and History Museum.

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