Martello Gallery-Key West Art and Historical Museum

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Martello Gallery-Key West Art and Historical Museum
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Martello Gallery-Key West Art and Historical Museum is located in Florida
Martello Gallery-Key West Art and Historical Museum
Location Key West, Florida
Coordinates 24°33′7″N 81°45′18″W / 24.55194°N 81.75500°W / 24.55194; -81.75500Coordinates: 24°33′7″N 81°45′18″W / 24.55194°N 81.75500°W / 24.55194; -81.75500
Built 1862
Governing body Local government
NRHP Reference # 72000341
Added to NRHP June 19, 1972
The fort as seen from the Atlantic Ocean

The Martello Gallery-Key West Art and Historical Museum (also known as the East Martello Tower), is a historic site located at 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, Florida, United States. On June 19, 1972, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It is the best-preserved example of the Martello style of military architecture in the country.[1]

Fort East Martello Museum & Gardens[edit]

The site is now known as the Fort East Martello Museum & Gardens, and features exhibits of local history and art. Displays include early settlement, sponging and fishing, Cuban influence, military involvement, writers and other characters. The museum notably houses Robert the Doll, a haunted doll belonging to the late artist Robert Eugene Otto. The museum also features works by folk artist Mario Sanchez, and art created from junk by Stanley Papio.

The Key West Art & Historical Society operates the museum.

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