Key West is the southernmost city in the US. It is an archipelago, just of the coast in southern Florida.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this five-acre property served as a home base for railroad workers erecting and later operating the final installment of Henry M. Flagler’s Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway: the Old Seven-Mile Bridge.
More than 400 workers lived in the railroad village on Pigeon Key, which had a post office, commissary and one-room school, during the Seven Mile Bridge’s construction from 1908 to 1912. Following its completion, maintenance crews continued living on the island.
A hurricane destroyed the railway in 1935, and a state highway was built to replace it.
Photo: L. Fisher
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