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Florida Keys house survives century of storms, development

Posted at 7:07 AM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-27 07:07:34-04

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - Restoration has begun on a historic Florida Keys house that has survived over 110 years of hurricanes and development.

The Adderley House in Marathon is the oldest house in Monroe County outside Key West. The Citizen reports (http://bit.ly/28UTMMF ) it was once part of a Bahamian village that no longer exists.

The Adderley House now is part of the Crane Point Museum and Nature Center . It was built by a Bahamian sponger named George Adderley who arrived in the Keys in 1890.

The museum's chief operations officer, Charlotte Quinn, says the restoration was funded by a $118,000 grant from the county and the state.

Quinn says the restoration should take about a month. Once that's completed, Quinn hopes to have historical re-enactors perform as the Adderleys and lead evening tours by torchlight.

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Information from: The Key West (Fla.) Citizen, http://www.keysnews.com

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