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Posted July 30, 2021 |

The view of Silver Springs Boulevard near downtown Ocala in this 1970s photo features the 1913-era office building at 101 E. Silver Springs Blvd. on the right showing its age. The stark building and street leave an uninviting impression. [State Archives of Florida]

The building at 101 E. Silver Springs is shown in July, now refreshed and remodeled. The addition of dark glass, color and fresh paint revived the historic fa├žade. The building underwent a major renovation in 1988 and has had several facelifts since then. The addition of trees to the median and decorative light fixtures also brightened the area. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette]

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