For the Memory of the Officers, Soldiers and Sailors
Mallory Square, 291 Front Street
The triangle of land formed by Greene, Whitehead, and Front strees in Key West, and known as Mallory Square, contains the oldest extant Civil War monument in the state and certainly one of the oldest in the country. This monument was erected in 1866 by the Navy Club of Key West.
According to an article published in the Army and Navy Journal in 1865, the monument was funded by sales of property at the time of the discontinuance of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron, which was headquartered in Key West. The monument was said to have been in memory of "those of their comrades who had fallen during the severe epidemics of Yellow Fefer, which visited the station during the war."
The monument was erected the year following, and stands to this day little noted in the many attractions of Key West. The monument stands across the street from the Key West Museum of Art and History in the old custom house, and from the Mel Fisher museum.