East Hall (Ocala, Florida)
|Location||307 SE. 26th Terr., Ocala, Florida|
|Area||2 acres (0.81 ha)|
|Architect||Frank Parzaile; Builder: PWA|
|NRHP Reference #||95000924|
|Added to NRHP||July 28, 1995|
East Hall (also known as the Florida Industrial School for Girls or McPherson Government Complex) is an historic one-story redbrick building located at 307 Southeast 26th Terrace in Ocala, Florida, United States. Designed by architect Frank Parzaile, it was built in 1936 by the Public Works Administration. On July 28, 1995, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
The Florida Industrial School for Girls was a reclamation school for delinquent females in Ocala, Florida. The state legislature first established the school in 1915, and was opened in 1917. The industrial school originally accepted girls from nine to seventeen years of age, but later accepted only those ages twelve to seventeen. No pregnant females were allowed. They were trained in home economics as well as traditional school curricula. In 1995, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Marion County Historical Museum
East Hall is home to the Marion County Historical Museum, which features antiques and artifacts of local history.
- Marion County Historical Museum - information from the City of Ocala
- Marion County listings at National Register of Historic Places
- Marion County listings at Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs
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