Named for President Harry S. Truman, the Truman Annex was formerly the Key West Naval Station for over 150 years. The naval station played a vital role in America’s defense system. In 1823 Commodore David Porter headquartered the West Indian Piracy Squadron here. The naval station was active through two World Wars and the Cuban Missile Crisis. From 1946-1952, President Harry S. Truman chose the Annex as his Winter White House. In 1986, the US Government sold the Annex to developer Pritam Singh. His Truman Annex Company spent the next decade redeveloping and preserving the Truman Annex as a National Register Historic District.
This section of town is by far the most beautiful so-called sub-division in the entire city! Each of these are million dollar homes meticulously kept up and follows the strictest guidelines of any association I’ve heard of. The Truman Annex is a major tourist attraction and sees thousands of visitors a day to its other tourist sites: Little White House, Eco-Discovery Center, Fort Zachary Taylor, Navy Pier, Key West Port Operation, & U.S. Coast Guard floating history museum.
Don’t miss your chance to see this remarkable part of town that many miss by staying on and around Duval Street, Old Town & Harbor Walk… there are other major sites in Key West with this being right at the top!