in 2003 to make up for the loss. Geoffrey Smith’s magnificent
sailfish sculpture given to the city of Stuart by the Sellian
family to honor Ed Sellian Sr. was installed in a fountain at
the entrance to the Historic Downtown.
On Feb. 8, 2003, Second Street became “Joan Jefferson Way”
when the fountain was dedicated during a ceremony that
marked the 15th anniversary of the creation of Stuart Main
Street, which was credited with the city’s rebirth.
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At top, early tourists display their catch at the back of a railway car next
to the Stuart freight dock. Above, tourists are drawn to downtown because
of its eclectic shops and outdoor dining.