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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Ambleside hoping to retain ‘Historic landmark’ designation after move from area

Ambleside School of Ocala is looking to retain its designation as a local historic landmark from the city of Ocala.

The matter came before the Ocala Historic Preservation Advisory Board during their regular meeting on June 3.

Ambleside School of Ocala
Ambleside School of Ocala is looking to retain its designation as a local historic landmark from the city of Ocala.

Although the building was constructed around 1913, in the summer of 2019 it was moved from its original address (121 SE Watula Avenue) to its current address, 420 SE Watula Avenue. That move resulted in the building no longer being apart of the historic district.

As a result, the building will need to be redesigned as a local landmark.

According to city records, the building exhibits architectural characteristics of early 1900’s construction.

“We would love to get the designation and a plaque,” said Tyler Emmons, Ambleside School of Ocala Board Chairman.

The Ocala Historic Preservation Advisory Board recommended approval to the City Council, who will either accept or reject the recommendation during an upcoming meeting of the council.