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Tampa, Florida

Mary Hadfield Watt Memorial

A seemingly inexplicable memorial honors a beloved Tampa fruit-seller. 

“She nourished downtowners with her smile and charm for over ten years.”

This seemingly random memorial is an unnoticed part of the sidewalk in downtown Tampa. The memorial is not for a war hero, or a politician.  The memorial is not even for an idea or a cause.  The memorial is to a fruit-seller who, by all accounts, had a great attitude. 

Know Before You Go

The memorial is at the corner of Madison and Franklin on the East side of a planter.