Albany Woodworks Products Used In Historic Renovation of Key West Lighthouse

Albany Woodworks Products Used In Historic Renovation of Key West Lighthouse

Albany Woodworks was the ideal choice for the historic renovation of the “007 License to Kill” Lighthouse

Albany Woodworks’ antique heart pine and cypress makes it the ideal historic renovation product. This was apparent when the iconic Key West Lighthouse was in desperate need of repair. Our vast knowledge of antique woods and experience made Albany Woodworks’ products a key element in the restoration of the lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters.
Key West Lighthouse Historic Renovation

From The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum website:
Key West Lighthouse Historic Renovation

“The Hemingway home was built in 1851 in the Spanish Colonial style, and was constructed of native rock hewn from the grounds. The home was in great disrepair when it the Hemingways took ownership, but both Ernest and Pauline could see beyond the rubble and ruin, and appreciated the grand architecture and stateliness of the home. The massive restoration and remodeling they undertook in the early 1930’s turned the home into the National Historical Landmark that thousands of tourists visit and enjoy today.”

Key West Lighthouse Historic Renovation
The Key West Lighthouse built in January 13, 1826 is 65 feet tall and had a female keeper which was unheard of in the 19th century. The 1840s Keepers Quarters, also on the grounds, and the lighthouse were completely restored using Antique Heart Pine from Albany Woodworks in the 1980’s. The restoration was part of a 3 year project headed up by the Key West Art & Historical Society.
Key West Lighthouse Historic Renovation

Fun Fact: The Key West Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters can be seen in the Bond movie “A License to Kill” during the scene where M revokes Bond’s license to kill. 
Key West Lighthouse Historic Renovation 

Antique Heart Pine from Albany Woodworks was used to restore the Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters to their authentic 1901-1915 appearances. #jamesbond

Find out more about the Key West Lighthouse here and about Albany Woodworks’ products here.

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