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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 façade. 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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