Banks Island History Mural

Henry "Hank" Banks Island History Mural

The mural on view in the Village Hall's first floor Community Room has enjoyed a long life in the community.



Charles "Bebe" Rebozo commissioned Henry "Hank" Banks to paint a mural for the official opening of the Key Biscayne Bank on March 10, 1964. The 24-foot mural depicts vignettes from the island's history and lore since the 1500s. The mural was displayed in the lobby of the bank and its successors for 38 years before being donated to the Village of Key Biscayne. It is now installed in the Community Room on the Ground Floor of the Civic Center.



              Banks Painting Mural

Text Credit: César Trasobares with Joan Gill Blank

Much of the  historical information was taken from
Key Biscayne: A History of Miami's Tropical Island and the Cape Florida Lighthouse
 by Joan Gill Blank, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, 1996.



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