2013 Restoration Grant Awards

Published March 16, 2013

At a ceremony held in the Garden of the Oldest House, OIRF awarded grants to three organizations that will help preserve five historic properties in Key West. Read more on our grant and scholarship programs.

Mark Moss, Exec. Director, and Anna Symington of Habitat for Humanity receive the award from OIRF Directors, Tony Minore, Lee Cummings and Kelly Friend

Left to right: Cummings, Minore, Moss, Symington, Friend

Habitat for Humanity of Key West & the Lower Keys (accepted by Mark Moss, Executive Director) – to assist income-qualified owners repair their homes at 1309 Pine Street, 719 Elizabeth Street, and 1017 Eaton Street.

Key West Botanical Garden Society (accepted by Mary Chandler, President) – structural repairs to the historic Nature Chapel, remnant of the Monroe County General Hospital era.

Key West Women’s Club (Joy Rodriguez, Director, and Mona Santiago, Past President & Director accepting) - hurricane protection for 319 Duval Street, Capt. Hellings’ stately brick “Victorian” home built after the 1886 fire.

Grants are made possible by funds generated through the Foundation’s four annual house tours, as well as membership dues and donations.  

The not-for-profit organization always welcomes new members, volunteers and nominations of homes to be showcased during future fund-raising tours.