The Ocala Historic District – Ocala, Florida is rich in history and architecture for many reasons and has a unique collection of historic structures. The district covers 173 acres and includes over 200 historic homes and structure, and was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1984. The historic district boundaries include Broadway, SE 8th, Silver Springs Place, SE 3rd St., 13th, and Watula and centers along Ft. King Street. If you visit the downtown area make sure you stop by the “Rheinauer House” once known as the Seven Sisters Inn, this house is one of America’s “most haunted.” The historic district began along the original Fort King Road back in the 1820’s to connect old Fort King with Fort Brooke in Tampa. Many arrived via paddlewheel steamboat after a 1870 glowing journal about Silver Springs. Not long after the railroad came into Ocala and in 1880 beautiful and quite large homes began to grow.
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