A conch house is a style of architecture that developed in Key West, Florida in the 19th century and that was also used in Miami, and rarely elsewhere in Florida, into the early 20th century. The introduction of the conch house style is attributed to immigrants from the Bahamas.
... The conch house style was developed in Key West by Bahamian immigrants, known as "Conchs" ... Many Bahamians had experience building boats, and the earliest conch houses were built like boats, using timber framing ... Houses in the conch style were also build in Miami, in particular, in the Coconut Grove and Overtown neighborhoods ...
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