Ladies of the House

Ladies of the House: Key West home ownership a challenge, history shows Reprinted from the Citizen Newspaper. By Barbara Bowers Citizen Columnist  December 2, 2017 Tracking Key West home ownership …

Spread Key West Tolerance

Don DeMaria, Summerland Key We are reprinting this Letter to the Editor that appeared in the Key West Citizen on September 1, 2018, with permission of the author. We’re reprinting …

2017-18 Grant Awards

Old Island Restoration Foundation, a nonprofit organization, was organized in 1960 to promote the preservation and restoration of historically significant buildings in Key West. The Foundation also administers and maintains …

wedding pavilion

Garden Rental

Key West’s Oldest House Museum and Garden offers the perfect setting for your memorable event, whether it is a grand, lavish affair or a perfect private ceremony. This secluded paradise …

2018 Conch Shell Blowing Contest

OIRF’s 56th annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest was held in the garden of the Oldest House on March 3, 2018, to a standing-room only crowd, and was emceed by Lea …

Our Position on Power Plant Demo

OIRF encourages Key West to seek “adaptive reuse” alternatives to demolition of the aging power generation plant near Bahama Village.  Here’s out letter to Ron Wampler, CBO signed by OIRF …