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Old Town South of Truman Real Estate

Within Old Town, Old Town South is the historic home of Key West’s cigar making industry which took off in the latter half of the 19th century, when many Cuban cigar masters emigrated to Key West to escape the Guerra Grande, or Ten Year War, which raged in Cuba as the country struggled for independence from Spain. Cigar makers resettled in Old Town, and the booming industry left an architectural legacy that is still cherished today with the many cigar maker cottages and classic Conch Temple Revival style homes. The character of the neighborhoods is different from its tonier cousin North of Truman and is a bit more subdued than the area North of Truman, with shops and galleries dotting Duval Street while more of the nightlife is concentrated North of Truman Avenue. Old Town in its entirety is the largest historic district of wooden structures on record on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and homeowners here pride themselves on their traditional Key West homes.