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…

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Conch House in Key West...also known as a cigar makers cottage. could live here... no probs

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Florida Memory - Trellis over entrance gate to conch house at 923 Southard Street - Key West, Florida

The Conch House is a restaurant in St. Augustine, FL. They serve food to you in a straw thatched hut on the beach by torchlight at night.

Florida Memory - Front porch of Victorian style conch house on William Street, Key West, Florida.

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