Monroe County Historic Preservation

The Historic Florida Keys Foundation receives ongoing financial support from Monroe County, in exchange for assisting their Historic Preservation program.


The Tavernier Historic District was officially designated in August 2005, an exciting development following a recommendation of the Tavernier Livable CommuniKeys (LCP) Master Plan. The County Commission also adopted locally appropriate design guidelines, based upon the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Throughout this process, Historic Florida Keys staff provided extensive comment and technical advice, and funded a booklet about the history and architecture in Tavernier’s Historic District.  Click here for a PDF version: Discovering Tavernier.pdf.zip


Historic Florida Keys Foundation staff also traveled with a delegation from Monroe County to Tallahassee to advocate for the preservation of the Old Seven Mile Bridge. At present this historic link between Knight's Key and Pigeon Key remains structurally compromised and can only be used by pedestrians and bicyclists.

Photos © Historic Florida Keys Foundation

The Foundation’s library is open for research; please call us to schedule an appointment.

Old Tavernier © Upper Keys Historical Preservation Society

Old 7 Mile Bridge © Historic Florida Keys Foundation

Pigeon Key © Historic Florida Keys Foundation