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Friends of Mallory Square |
Not-for-Profit Florida Corporation

Located on the original shoreline along Wall Street (Water Street), the sculpture garden opened on September 27, 1997. It originally featured 36 bronze busts of the men and women who have had the greatest impact on Key West. The garden have room to expand throughout the coming years to seventy-two.

The Friends of Mallory Square, a not-for-profit Florida Corporation, was given the task of raising funds and designing the Memorial Garden. The board membership donated hundreds of hours to accomplishing their historic task. The garden was funded by private donors who contributed the busts and bought the bricks. The Friends of Mallory Square, Inc., continues to raise the funds needed to complete the garden and to ensure its care. We invite your input and help in their important work. Those wishing to contribute future busts, donate to the perpetual care fund, or to purchase bricks for the inclusion in the "Walkway of History" or military "Square of Honor" may obtain forms at the Key West Chamber of Commerce or send all donations to:

Friends of Mallory Square, Inc.
P.O. Box 1237
Key West, FL 33040

The Key West Historical Memorial Sculpture Garden souvenir guide book is for sale in Key West gift shops and at the Key West Chamber of Commerce. All profits from the book sales fund the Garden and perpetual care of busts.

construction site

square plaza with sculptures
Board of Directors for the Friends of Mallory Square, Inc.

Edwin O. Swift III, President
José Gonzalez, Vice President
Ron Drucker, Secretary
Steve Henson, Treasurers
Hope Casas, Adminitrative Assistant and Corresponding Secretary

Board Members

Betty Curry
Kathey Fatica
Mary Haffenreffer
John Parks
Virginia Panico
Jack Martin
Piper Smith
John Dolan-Heitlinger
Sheila Sands
Tom Sawyer
Paul Toppino
Karen Horan
Sandra Higgs
Chris Belland
Dawn Albury
Raymond Archer
Leslee Keys
Bud Brewer
Lea Brewer
William Barry

Dedication |
September 27, 1997

"Taking the lead from the many Key Westers vitally concerned with the history of our island and committed to creating a legacy for future generations, the Key West City Commission has set aside this permanent park site for the Key west Historic Memorial Sculpture Garden. Here in historic mallory Square you will meet the hardy and heroic Key Westers from our past. The pioneering spirit of Key West and its island people will dominate you experience. We welcome you!"

Dennis Wardlow, Mayor

Percy Curry, Commissioner
Merili McCoy, Commissioner
Harry Bethel, Commissioner
Carmen Turner, Commissioner
Sally Lewis, Commissioner
Jimmy Weekley, Commissioner

Felix Cooper & Julio Avael, City Managers
Paul Cates & John Jones, Assistant City Managers
John Jones, City Engineer; D.L. Porter Construction
Barry Barroso, Project Coordinator
Jose Gonzalez, Architect

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