About OIRF

In the 1950s Key West’s citizens watched as several of their most valued architectural treasures were lost to neglect or new development. These events galvanized preservationists to organize the nonprofit Old Island Restoration Foundation in 1960 to promote the preservation and restoration of historically significant buildings.

Over the years, Old Island Restoration Foundation has raised and granted hundreds of thousands of dollars to maintain the Oldest House Museum and to award grants to restore historical buildings in Key West, including Old City Hall, the Custom House, the Martello Forts, the Key West Lighthouse, the Women’s Club, several churches, and more. The Foundation also awards a scholarship each year to a Key West High School student. The Foundation is administered by a Board of Directors and further information can be found under Administration.

All activities are funded by member contributions, the annual house tours, rental of the Oldest House’s beautiful garden for weddings and other events such as the annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest.  The Old Island Restoration Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an office in the Oldest House and Garden Museum at 322 Duval Street in Key West, Florida. Donate now by credit card.

We hope you will browse this section and to learn how to become a member of the organization and how to volunteer for activities that further its worthwhile goals.

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Our organization is always grateful for donations from individuals and businesses who want to participate in our goals of preserving the architectural and cultural heritage of Key, West, Florida.

Donate now by credit card or send your donation payable to:

P.O. Box 689
Key West, FL 33041

Our email addresss: oirf@oirf.org

Street address:

322 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33041
Tel: 305.294.9501
Fax: 305.294.4509
Old Island Restoration Foundation, Inc., is located in Key West, FL at 322 Duval Street, and is a charity registered (registration number CH32401) with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling 800-435-7352 toll free within the State or at their website, www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.