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Located on the original shoreline along Wall Street (Water Street), the sculpture garden opened on September 27, 1997. It originally featured 39 bronze busts of the men and women who have had the greatest impact on Key West. The garden has room to expand throughout the coming years to seventy-two.

The Friends of Mallory Square, Inc., 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, 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 33041

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.

Board of Directors for the Friends of Mallory Square, Inc.

Edwin O. Swift III, President
John Parks, Vice President
Karen Horan, Secretary
Steve Henson, Treasurers

​Hope Casas, Administrative Assistant and Corresponding Secretary

Board Members

Mary Haffenreffer

Virginia Panico

Piper Smith

John Dolan-Heitlinger

Sheila Sands

Paul Toppino

Sandra Higgs

Chris Belland

Bud Brewer

David Eyre
Jose Gonzalez

Preston Brewer

Clinton Curry

The City's lifetime-appointed selection committee initially chose the first 36 men and women, leaving room for future generations to add their choices. Careful ongoing study and consideration of historic data and intense debate has ensured that those who were chosen will give the visitors to the garden an accurate and comprehensive interpretation of our past. The bronze plaque on each pedestal will tell not only the history of the selected person but, in doing so, reveal a fascinating part of our island's history.

Selection Committee Members

Tom Hambright

Percy Curry

Fred Salinero

Robert Spottswood

Bob Wolz

Steve Strunk

Joan Langley



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!



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