Ocala Union Station

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Title

Ocala Union Station

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 the 1920s. 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.

Source

Digital reproduction of reprinted black and white photograph: Kevin McCarthy and Ernest Jernigan. Ocala. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2001.

Publisher

Date Created

ca. 1920-1929

Contributor

Mercado, Carlos R.

Has Format

Print reproduction of reprinted black and white photograph: Kevin McCarthy and Ernest Jernigan. Ocala. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2001.

Is Part Of

McCarthy, Kevin and Ernest Jernigan. Ocala. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2001.
Central Florida Railroad Depots Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

311 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Ocala Union Station, Ocala, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by Arcadia Publishing.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Arcadia Publishing 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

McCarthy, Kevin, and Ernest Jernigan. Ocala. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2001.
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.

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