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Old Photos, plat documents and postcards of Duck Key

This page is a collection of pictures of Duck Key from early times to present. It contains aerial shots of Duck Key, state archive images, old postcard images, and some personal photographs taken by residents. Dennis and Sue Kulig and Eric and Marlis Bley are residents who provided a number of images.

 

Many of these images can be found elsewhere on this website.

A number of aerial photos were provided by Duck Key home owner, Jon Krupnick. Jon Krupnick is an attorney and the author of the book, Pan American's Pacific Pioneers: The Rest of the Story : A Pictorial History of Pan Am's Pacific First Flights 1935-1946 (Hardcover). The book Pan American's Pacific Pioneers can be obtained by emailing to Jonpiac@aol.com or by going through Amazon.

 This page is still a work in prograss and links to all pictures mentioned below are not complete at this point due to time restrictions, but hopefully will be completed in the near future.

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1873 survey of Grassy Key showing Duck Key

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Images from 1955 show Duck Key before building of Indies House, the breakwater, and causeway to US 1. A small portion of the canal where Truman Bridge is now located has been excavated.

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PLAT DOCUMENT - 1956 -
Newkirk Realty and D.K.M. Inc

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PLAT DOCUMENT - 1956

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AMENDED AND EXTENDED PLAT - 1957
Newkirk Realty and D.K.M. Inc

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Images of platted land show old street names and locations, lot exceptions, plus area designated for building of Yacht Club and Country Club. These areas along with the exception lots do not have deed restrictions.

 

AMENDED AND EXTENDED PLAT - 1957

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Jack Stark of Coral Gables and printed by Dexter Press of West Nyack, NY.

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Jack Stark of Coral Gables and printed by Dexter Press of West Nyack, NY.

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Jack Stark of Coral Gables and printed by Dexter Press of West Nyack, NY.

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one of a several postcards by Jack Stark of Coral Gables and printed by Dexter Press of West Nyack, NY.

 

 

1961 Indies House Tides Inn

magazine ad

 

1960s Story of Duck Key

Brochure ad produced by Gardner and Stein Advertising, Chjicago, Illinois

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Cards showing Duck Key had own post office

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"Department of Commerce collection" images of Indies Inn

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The images dirtectly to the left are part of the Florida Photographic Collection which is maintained by the Florida State Library State Archives and Archives of Florida.

 

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1963-1964 President Truman Indies House

1963-1964 President Truman Bridge Dedication

 

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This panoramic card by Luis Azarraga of Mineola, NY dated 1963, also have similar dated 1962.

DUCK KEY PLAT - 1964
Kentucky central Life Insurance Co.

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1964_indies_house_brochure.jpg - Jack Tar

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1966_duck_key_walking_bridge_to_beach.jpg Loren and Diane Eggebraten, Lorraine Kindler (Diane's Mother)

 

1967 aerial postcard 100 room Indies House

1967 postcard of Indies House and Duck Key - no breakwater by Indies House

text and reverse of 1967 postcard above

 

1967 photos below and to right show construction of breakwater in various stages

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1967_indies_inn3small.jpg - earthen bridge to breakwater

1967_indies_inn4small.jpg - derricks in distance constructing breakwater, noneconstructed at Indies Inn

1967_indies_inn5small.jpg - breakwater protecting Indies Inn, views of lagoon, note small pool

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1967 postcard of Indies House and Duck Key - larger image shows first homes built

 

 

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1970s_postcard_aerial image Indies Inn

This postcard shows Indies before five story wing added

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A Florida hideaway where the air is the purest, the water the cleanest, the fish the liveliest, and guests the happiest.

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Link above shows construction crane used in building Bernie Oldam's home on Yacht Club

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1970s Indies Inn and Yacht Club Breakfast Menu

 

 

 

"Department of Commerce collection" images of Indies Inn

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The images directly to the left are part of the Florida Photographic Collection which is maintained by the Florida State Library State Archives and Archives of Florida.

   

 

 

 

 

 

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1983 Indies Inn postcard

Aerial Index Sheets for Monroe in 1981
Aerial Tiles Inventory

digital collection at http://web.uflib.ufl.edu

 

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Aerial Tiles ( Monroe, 1994 )

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Aerial Tiles ( Monroe, 1994 )
Aerial Tiles Inventory - The University of Florida Map & Digital Imagery Library

http://web.uflib.ufl.edu

 

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Images courtesy of the USGS through the TerraServer-USA Website.

Images from the U.S. Geological Survey are freely available for you to download, use and redistribute.

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Links to additional aerial photos of Duck Key by Skypic.com prior to construction of Sanctuary section of Hawk's Cay.

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Next four images are of Duck Key before 1998 and construction ofHawk's Cay Village villas.

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