William Lowe Delaney/Theodore Holtsberg House

William Lowe Delaney/Theodore Holtsberg House (HM2D3P)

Location: Key West, FL 33040 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 24° 33.398', W 81° 48.293'

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Connecticut mariner and wrecker Benjamin Sawyer built the first house on this property by 1844. From 1888-1890, much of Key West's port business took place in Sawyer's home, until the completion of the federal Custom House. Key West native and Deputy Custom Collector William Lowe Delaney (1863-1917) acquired the property from Sawyer's widow and built this ornate Queen Anne Revival residence by 1906. The house featured a two-story verandah, pavilion tower, and an asymmetrical floor plan. Following Delaney's death, a circuit court ruling in 1918 transferred ownership of the mortgaged property to Lavinia Artolozaga for $3,551. The property was sold again in 1925 for $7,000 to Romanian immigrant Theodore Holtsberg (1857-1928), one of the island's first Jewish residents. He was an entrepreneur whose fashion store was a local landmark, and was an active member in the island's Jewish community. The historic Delaney/Holtsberg residence was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 as a contributing building in the Key West Historic District. In addition, it was selected as one of the thirty-eight architecturally significant Key West structures by the Milo Smith Survey of Historic Buildings in 1974.
HM NumberHM2D3P
Year Placed2017
Placed ByThe Banyan Resort and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-990.)
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Date Added Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 10:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 418488 N 2716093
Decimal Degrees24.55663333, -81.80488333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 24° 33.398', W 81° 48.293'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds24° 33' 23.88" N, 81° 48' 17.58" W
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Area Code(s)305
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 323 Whitehead St, Key West FL 33040, US
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