THE BUSTS

There has been many people the have settled on this island and made quite a difference since its beginnings. The following 36 people have made a major impact and were the first to be chosen to sit in the garden by the Key West Historic Memorial Sculpture Garden Selection Committee.

William Whitehead

William Whitehead

William Whitehead 1810-1884

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman 1884-1972

Charley Toppino

Charley Toppino

Charley Toppino 1890-1958

Asa Forseyth Tift

Asa Forseyth Tift

Asa Forseyth Tift 1812-1889

Norberg Thompson

Norberg Thompson

Norberg Thompson 1883-1951

Julius Stone

Julius Stone

Julius Stone 1901-1967

Elisabeth Merklin Knight Beiglett Sm

Elisabeth Merklin Knight Beiglett Sm

Elisabeth Merklin Knight Beiglett Smith 1828-1898

Stephen R. Mallory

Stephen R. Mallory

Stephen R. Mallory 1812-1873

John Watson Simonton

John Watson Simonton

John Watson Simonton 1789-1854

Capt. Edward "Bra" Saunders

Capt. Edward "Bra" Saunders

Capt. Edward "Bra" Saunders 1874-1949

Commodore David W. Porter

Commodore David W. Porter

Commodore David W. Porter 1780-1843

Peter Roberts

Peter Roberts

Peter Roberts 1875-1960

Ellen Russell Mallory

Ellen Russell Mallory

Ellen Russell Mallory 1792-1855

Joe Pearlman

Joe Pearlman

Joe Pearlman 1892-1980

Bernie C. Papy

Bernie C. Papy

Bernie C. Papy 1902-1964

Judge William Marvin

Judge William Marvin

Judge William Marvin 1808-1902

John Lowe Jr.

John Lowe Jr.

John Lowe Jr. 1833-1917

William R. Kerr

William R. Kerr

William R. Kerr 1836-1911

Lena Johnson

Lena Johnson

Lena Johnson 1870-1932

Livingston W. Bethel

Livingston W. Bethel

Livingston W. Bethel 1845-1914

Jefferson B. Browne

Jefferson B. Browne

Jefferson B. Browne 1857-1937

A. Maitland Adams

A. Maitland Adams

A. Maitland Adams 1896-1979

John Bartlum

John Bartlum

John Bartlum 1814-1871

Carlos Cespedes

Carlos Cespedes

Carlos Cespedes 1840-1915

Sandy Cornish

Sandy Cornish

Sandy Cornish 1793-1869

William Curry

William Curry

William Curry 1821-1896

Nelson Francis de Sales English

Nelson Francis de Sales English

Nelson Francis de Sales English 1848-1914

Sister Louis Gabriel

Sister Louis Gabriel

Sister Louis Gabriel 1879-1948

Eduardo Gato

Eduardo Gato

Eduardo Gato 1847-1926

Henry M. Flagler

Henry M. Flagler

Henry M. Flagler 1830-1913

John Geiger

John Geiger

John Geiger 1807-1885

Maria Gutsens

Maria Gutsens

Maria Gutsens 1880-1941

Dr. J.V. Harris

Dr. J.V. Harris

Dr. J.V. Harris 1839-1914

Charles Helberg

Charles Helberg

Charles Helberg 1905-1967

Dr. J.Y. Porter

Dr. J.Y. Porter

Dr. J.Y. Porter 1847-1927

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway 1899-1961

The magnificent sculpture "The Wreckers," at 18 feet long and 25 feet high, captures the spirit of Key West as a bold, boisterous, and bustling sea town out on the frontier of young America. The early wreckers are depicted engaging in their work of saving lives and cargo from a vessel come to ultimate peril on our reef. Wrecking was the island's first economy and the reason for her early existence. In fact, Key West became the richest city per capita in the U.S. during the mid 1800s due to the salvage fees received by the wrecking captains and crews, and ultimately the businessmen, lawyers, clerks, packers, dock hands, and insurance agents ashore. The monument was created at the hands of master award winning sculptor James Mastin of Miami, Florida. This sculpture was made possible in a large part by a grant from the Ocean Key House Suite Resort & Marina and donations from the people of Key West.

THE WRECKERS

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KEY WEST HISTORIC MEMORIAL SCULPTURE GARDEN
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Garden is located in Mallory Square on the corner of Wall Street and Tifts Alley. Next to El Meson de Pepe's Restaurant.

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