Historic Markers Across Florida

William Curry's Sons - (Founded 1845 As Bowne & Curry)

Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: E. Martello Tower Museum (formerly loc.at Key West
County: Monroe
Waymark: None


Built after fire of 1886 by Thomas Russell for William Curry, ship chandler, merchant, private banker, owner of wrecking schooners and clippership Stephen R. Mallory. Born in Bahama Islands in 1821. Came to Key West in 1837. Curry died in 1896, reputedly the richest man in Florida. Attained his wealth by hard work and shrewd investments in ships and in the New York Stock Market.


City: Key West, FL