What is a conch house? Early settlers of the Florida Keys built their homes of a molter made from sand, water, and lime. The settlers obtained their lime by burning conch shells. Having no building stones or bricks, but an abundance of conch shells the settlers often utilized the shell itself in constructing their houses. Thus the term "conch" house had its beginning. Later, wooden homes built by settlers and ship's carpenters utilizing a blend of architectural styles took on the name of…

What is a conch house? Early settlers of the Florida Keys built their homes of a molter made from sand, water, and lime. The settlers obtained their lime by burning conch shells. Having no building stones or bricks, but an abundance of conch shells the settlers often utilized the shell itself in constructing their houses. Thus the term "conch" house had its beginning. Later, wooden homes built by settlers and ship's carpenters utilizing a blend of architectural styles took on the name of…

The Conch House is a restaurant in St. Augustine, FL.  Years ago I lived around the corner from the Conch House. Fun times!!

The Conch House is a restaurant in St. Augustine, FL. Years ago I lived around the corner from the Conch House. Fun times!!

Key West One of my favorite places to be! And I'll be back in September!

Key West One of my favorite places to be! And I'll be back in September!

KEY west design | Delightful Key West Conch Cottage - 813 Frances Street

Delightful Key West Conch Cottage - 813 Frances Street

furnished with individually selected antiques in the caribbean style

furnished with individually selected antiques in the caribbean style

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