The Key West Garden Club has been in West Martello Tower since 1955. What didn't strike me at the time, as I was zooming through trying to get pictures and not really absorbing anything mentally, was how odd this looks...I've been in dozens of similar surroundings, with the bricks, arches and stone floors, but never with furniture that could be charitably described as hoidy-toidy.

I'm certainly not slamming on the Key West Garden Club, however: It's absolutely fantastic that this unfinished fortification lives on in this role. Given the amount of development on Key West, it's reasonable to assume that had the garden club not laid claim to West Martello Tower, it would have been bulldozed decades ago.