Street Closed to Move House

All cars must be off of Olivia Street between Windsor Lane and Frances Street on Wednesday, July 20. The street must be clear from 5 am until noon in order to allow trucks room to maneuver as they removed the historic house at 819 Olivia. The house is being moved from its place in the Key West Cemetery to 1018 White Street. The City of Key West purchased the property in order to expand the cemetery. The move will preserve the home, which was built in 1938, and allow more room in the cemetery. The City intends to build single vault mausoleums in the space formerly occupied by the house. The stretch of Olivia Street from Windsor to Frances will also be closed to traffic from 5 am until noon. The house must be loaded — intact — onto the bed of a huge truck in order to be moved. For safety, and to be sure that this expensive move is not delayed, City parking enforcement will strictly ensure that all cars are off the road for the event.

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