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Courthouse Square Park - Ocala, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BackBrakeBilly
N 29° 11.211 W 082° 08.194
17R E 389494 N 3229221
Quick Description: Courthouse Square Park in Ocala Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/26/2007 5:42:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM2FMX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 74

Long Description:
Designated as a Publilc Square in the original Ocala plat of 1846, this location was the site of Marion Colunty's first permanent courthouse built in 1851. it was a two-story frame building of Colonial design. The second courthouse was erected on this site in 1884, a two-story brick cube. Public dissatisfaction caused a third courthouse with more adequate space to be built ini 1906. It was of Roman design with a clock dome and veneered walls of Indiana sandstone. In 1965, when public efforts to save it failed, it was demolished. This site was given by Marion County to the City of Ocala in a property exchange, becoming a city park, thus retaining its function as a Public Square as planned by the city's founders.
Name: Courthouse Square Park

Street Location: Silver Springs Blvd

Local Municipality: Ocala

State/Province, etc.: Florida

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Established: 1965

Monuments/Statues: Horse Statues

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Horses

Fountains: None

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: None

Memorial/Commemoration: Not listed

Picnic Facilities: Not listed

Recreational Facilities: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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