Our Tuscawilla Park Historic District

The Tuscawilla Park Historic District is a residential area northeast of the downtown business section of Ocala.
Contributing buildings within the district date back to c. 1885 to approximately 1930. Throughout the district you will see a plethora of architectural styles. The styles within the district include: Second Empire, Frame Vernacular, Queen Anne, Co­lonial Revival, Spanish Revival, Carpenter Gothic, Foursquare and Craftsman Bungalow. The district has lost some of its significant architectural styles due to destruction and neglect.

The district has local significance in the areas of politics, gov­ernment, commerce, social and humanitarian, architecture and religion. One of the districts most significant associations is with the Jewish Community of Ocala. The Carpenter Gothic style structure, located at 729 Northeast 2nd Street, was built
c. 1888. lt was known as the United Hebrews of Ocala until 1965. The former Women’s Club of Ocala, located at 118 Northeast Tuscawilla Avenue c. 1914, was instrumental in the districts community develop­ ment. During its existence, the Women’s Club made numerous contributions. A set of brick pillars, located at Tuscawilla Avenue and Northeast 2nd Street, were dedicated in 1921 by the Women’s Club as a memorial to the men and women of Marion County that served in World War 1. The Women’s Club was instrumental in the beautification of Tuscawilla Park as well.