Ocala Union Station, 2014

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Title

Ocala Union Station, 2014

Alternative Title

Ocala Union Station

Subject

Ocala (Fla.)
Railroads--Florida

Description

The Ocala Union Station, located at 531 Northeast First Avenue in Ocala, Florida, in 2014. Built in 1917, the Ocala Union Station was not the pioneer depot for Ocala's booming phosphorus mining, citrus cultivation, and Silver Springs tourism. Ocala was a developing city for transportation long before Seaboard Air Line Railroad (SAL) and Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL) crossed lines and created Union Station. According to the Historic Ocala website, Ocala had achieved its population, well-developed system of transportation, and prosperous economy by 1895, well before the arrival of the Ocala Union Station,

Periodic recessions, however, from 1890 to 1920 took an especially hard toll on Florida. U.S. Census data shows that the Marion County population fell from 26,941 in 1910 to 23,968 in 1920—an 11 percent drop. As the Ocala Union Station grew as a result of tourism, trade, and the Florida Land Boom, it helped reverse the trend. Census data from 1930 shows 29,578 people living in Marion County, which houses the station to this day.

Creator

Mercado, Carlos R.

Source

Original color digital images by Carlos R. Mercado, March 12, 2014.

Date Created

2014-03-12

Contributor

Mercado, Carlos R.

Is Part Of

Central Florida Railroad Depots Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

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Medium

4 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Ocala Union Station, Ocala, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Carlos R. Mercado.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Carlos R. Mercado and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Dr. Connie L. Lester's American Economic History Undergraduate Class, Spring 2014

Curator

Mercado, Carlos R.
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Mulligan, Michael. Railroad Depots of Central Florida. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2008.
Turner, Gregg M. A Journey into Florida Railroad History. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.
Turner, Gregg M. A Short History of Florida Railroads. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2003.
Murdock, R. Ken. Outline History of Central Florida Railroads. Winter Garden, Fla: Central Florida Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, 1997.
"RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 25: The Railways of Central Florida." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/2477.

Transcript

OCALA UNION STATION
SUNTRAN
DEE DEE'S DOG HOUSE
GREYHOUND LINES
BUSINESS HOURS
MON TO SAT 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS
CLOSED

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