Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West, Florida

On March 7, 2008, I visited the Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West, Florida. Hemingway purchased the house on Whitehead Street in Key West and owned the property for thirty years from 1931 until his death in 1961. He actually lived in the house for ten years and wrote many of his novels in his studio which was located in the carriage house. A cat walk once connected the two structures but was blown down during one of the many hurricanes that passed through Key West. The surrounding gardens are also home to the first swimming pool ever built in Key West. The interior of the main house still holds many antiques and art work that Hemingway collected on his trips to Europe and Africa. The main house was built in 1851 by Asa Tift, a marine salvage specialist. Guided tours of the house and grounds are available daily.

To visit the website of the Hemingway Home
click on this link:

Click here to view the movie of my visit to the Hemingway Home

Here is an interview with Linda, manager of the bookstore at the Hemingway Home:

Photos by Sue Minassian

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