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    Front of the old Gato Cigar Factory
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    The Old Commissary

    by grandmaR Updated Sep 22, 2005

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    Front of the old Gato Cigar Factory
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    When we lived in Key West in the late 60s, the commissary was in an old cigar factory in the middle of town. Now, the commissary is on the base at Sigsbee.

    I went in search of the old commissary, and finally found someone who remembered it and could give us directions. It is at 1100 Simonton Street, and now serves as the State of Florida Monroe County Health Department and the Monroe County Administration and Social Services office complex.

    There is a sign on it which proclaims that it is the:

    Historic GATO CIGAR FACTORY

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    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Architecture

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