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WILLIAM CURRY'S SONS - (Founded 1845 as Bowne & Curry)

Location:3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, East Fort Martello Tower Museum
County: Monroe
City: Key West

Description: 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.