Ernest Hemingway House

907 Whitehead St., Key West, Florida

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Tift-Hemingway House

1. SOUTHWEST ELEVATION

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

The house possesses both architectural and historic interest. Built by Asa F. Tift, a prominent early settler who was active in the Confederate cause during the Civil War, the house is best known as the Key West residence of author Ernest Hemmingway. The house is constructed of native limestone and has a distinctive architectural character. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS FL-179)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 24, 1968
Reference number
68000023
NR name
Hemingway, Ernest, House
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Spanish
Area of significance
Literature
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Museum; Institutional housing
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1931; 1940
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3

Update Log 

  • July 6, 2020: New photos from Michael Miller

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