935. Goldman Block 2 S.W. Fort King Street

This building was built in 1891 as a general merchandise store. In 1903 Mercy Hospital was established on the second floor to serve Ocala's black community. The building was renovated in 1925 and became the Goldman Furniture store.


The two-story, commercial vernacular style building is constructed of brick. In 1925, when the building was given a more modern exterior fa├žade treatment, a masonry sign at the second level received a sign inscripted "Goldman's Block 1925".


Below is a 1940s photo of the building.


This downtown historic walking tour is an Ocala Main Street project sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Historical Resources and the State of Florida.