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Visitors to the Cape St. George Light on St. George Island, Florida, will soon be able to visit a replica of the original Lighthouse Keeper’s House, now under construction next to the lighthouse. When completed later this year, the building will house a museum, gift shop, and meeting space.

Work on the two-story brick structure was started by the St. George Lighthouse Association in October of 2009. The house is designed to duplicate as much as possible the original Keeper’s House built with the lighthouse in 1852 on what is now Little St. George Island. The original Keeper’s House was a two-story structure with a central staircase, one room on each side both downstairs and upstairs, and a fireplace with chimney in each of the first floor rooms. The original Keeper’s House became home to the Assistant Keeper and his family when a new and larger Keeper’s House was built at the light station in 1878.

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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Places of Interest
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Keywords:Cape St. George Island Lighthouse, Florida, Franklin County, Gulf Coast, Keeper's House, Lighthouse, St. George Island, Tourism, Vacation, Visit Florida, beach, history, tourist attractions

Guestbook for Cape St. George Lighthouse Keeper's House
Bill Roberts(non-registered)
My island home is almost finished! I can hardly wait to move back into the little cottage after 72 years! Many happy thoughts gush forth every time I see what the Association is doing. My sincere best wishes to the Association and all the wonderful volunteers.
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