2014 Restoration Grant Awards

Published March 2, 2014

The following restoration grants were awarded by the Old Island Restoration Foundation at a ceremony in the garden behind the Oldest House in Key West on March 2, 2014:

First Congregational Church of Key West to help repair the 122 year old roof.


L to R: OIRF Grants Committee members Steve Black, Lee Cummings (chair), John Johnson; OIRF President Kelly Friend; First Congregational Church trustees Kevin May and Bob Green.

Key West Art and Historical Society, Inc. to refurbish the upper story windows at the Customs House.


L to R: OIRF Grants Committee members Steve Black, Lee Cummings (chair), John Johnson; OIRF President Kelly Friend; Key West Art and Historical Society representative Christine Nottage, Development Director.

Key West Botanical Garden Society, Inc. to build a new vehicle and pedestrian entrance gate to the Botanical Garden.


L to R: OIRF Grants Committee members Steve Black, Lee Cummings (chair), John Johnson; OIRF President Kelly Friend; Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden representatives President Stephen Ragusea and Executive Director Misha McRAE.

Key West Women's Club to provide storm shutter protection in Phase II of the overall restoration project.


L to R: OIRF Grants Committee members Steve Black, Lee Cummings (chair), John Johnson; Women's Club representative Dawn Martin, Board of Directors; OIRF President Kelly Friend.

The Studios of Key West, Inc. received a grant to help in the restoration project to the entrance of their new building. The building is architecturally important as it is one of the few Art Moderne buildings in Key West. Jedd Dobbs, Executive Director.