Elizabeth Bishop first came to Key West in the 1930s. She lived in this nineteenth-century
clapboard eyebrow house at 624 White Street off and on from 1938 to 1946.
In a letter to Marianne Moore she wrote: “It is very nice here; I wish so much that
you and your mother could come here sometime, I am so sure you would like it.
The sea is so beautiful– all spotted and striped, from dark black-blue to what
my aunt calls ‘lettuce’ green.”