Key West's Southernmost Point marker restored after Hurricane Irma

Paint job defaced by wind and water during Irma


KEY WEST, Fla. – If you've ever been to Key West, you've most likely taken a photo by the Southermost Point marker.

This concrete structure marks the southernmost point of the continental United States, and is one of the most photographed spots on Florida's famous island.

The landmark's paint job was defaced when Hurricane Irma came roaring through the Florida Keys in September, making this picture-perfect landmark not so camera ready.

Now, it has a fresh coat of paint and is ready for photos.

The official Florida Keys & Key West Facebook page posted that the famous structure is back open for business thanks to the help of local artist Danny Acosta. Acosta, with the help of artist Henry DelValle, was able to repaint the graphics after Public Works employees restuccoed and primed the surface.

Key West and the Florida Keys encourage all tourists to come and visit, in hopes of building their local infrastructure. 

It's back! The red, yellow, black and white Southernmost Point marker, a massive concrete monument that resembles a...

Posted by The Florida Keys & Key West on Tuesday, October 24, 2017