FLOR500, Garden 99 Mary Call Darby Collins, Historic Preservationist (1911–2009) Mary Call Collins descended from a long-time Tallahassee family. Her great-grandfather, Richard Keith Call, served as territorial governor. She became First Lady when her husband, LeRoy Collins, was elected governor. The Collins family restored The Grove, Call’s home. Mary Collins was honorary co-chairperson of the Union Bank Advisory Council which raised funds to restore the Union Bank building in Tallahassee, the oldest existing bank building in Florida. She also organized the Tallahassee Town Committee of the Colonial Dames of America, and served in many other historic preservation organizations.
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Mary Call Darby Collins, Historic Preservationist

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Mary Call Darby Collins, Historic Preservationist

(1911–2009) 

Mary Call Collins descended from a long-time Tallahassee family. Her great-grandfather, Richard Keith Call, served as territorial governor. She became First Lady when her husband, LeRoy Collins, was elected governor. The Collins family restored The Grove, Call’s home. Mary Collins was honorary co-chairperson of the Union Bank Advisory Council which raised funds to restore the Union Bank building in Tallahassee, the oldest existing bank building in Florida. She also organized the Tallahassee Town Committee of the Colonial Dames of America, and served in many other historic preservation organizations.  






 




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