The first City Hall was a wooden building built in 1871. I was consumed in the Great Fire of 1886. This stately brick structure was completed in 1892 in an era when all bricks and building materials had to be transported from the mainland in sailing ships. Over the years, it has been used by Monroe County for juvenile court. By 1974, the State of Florida acquired the building and it was restored for use as the City of Key West Court House.