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Voices of Florida Women

Mary Call Darby Collins

historic preservationist
Mary Call Darby Collins

Mary Call Collins (1911–) was active in historic preservation. She helped to save the Union Bank building in Tallahassee. She also restored the Grove, the home built by Richard Keith Call, her great-grandfather and a territorial governor of Florida. She served as First Lady during the term of her husband, Florida governor LeRoy Collins. The Florida Department of State has designated her as a Great Floridian.