Historic Gato House

IMG_0815Welcome to historic Gato House built in 1894 by Cigar mogul Eduardo H. Gato one of Key West’s most prominent families.

Gato was instrumental in Key Wests evolution from a small fishing village to one of the wealthiest cities in Florida through his development of the Cuban cigar industry.  He built Key West’s foremost cigar factory using imported tobacco from Cuba, where millions of cigars were rolled, packaged and shipped all over the world.

Gato House can be found at the corner of South Street & Duval Street just up from the Southernmost Buoy.

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