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Mallory Square - Key West, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 24° 33.557 W 081° 48.410
17R E 418292 N 2716388
Quick Description: Historic area has always been a hub of activity in this island town.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/5/2009 7:27:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM6HAZ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 27

Long Description:
The Mallory Square area was the hub of Key West's Wrecking Industry in the 19th Century, it includes warehouses where salvage from ships wrecked on the reef were stored and auctioned. Named for Stephen R Mallory, who left the United States Senate to become Secretary of the Navy for the Confederate States. Located here:
-Hospitality House, originally the office for the Clyde Mallory Steamship Co and now the home of the Old Island Restortion
-Two cable houses used to store the underwater cable for repairing telegraph wires between Kew West and Cuba
-Tift's Ice House (Shell Warehouse) and Company offices (Chaimber of Commerce) Native Stone Structures (circa 1847) The oldest commercial buildings on the island
-Waterfron playhouse, circa 1850, and was used for storage for salvaged goods awaiting auction
-Two walled isterns that were used to supply water for ships
-A brick warehouse build by William H Wall, a shipwrecked Englishman who made his fortune in the wrecking buisness
-Key West Aquarium built in the 1930s as a federal relief project
-Babcock's Grocery circa 1899 now the Key Wst Art Center
-Old Fisherman's Cafe (Caribbean Cago) moved to the site in 1981

Mallory Square is known worldwide for its celebration of sunset and the hub of the city' tourism industry. maps available upon request in Tift's Ice House (the shell warehouse)
Marker Number: none

Date: none

County: Monroe

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: none

Website: Not listed

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