Downtown

Find Reginald The Rabbit Downtown And Claim Your Prize

30 Jul , 2018  

Back by popular demand, the Downtown Mansfield Scavenger Hunt is currently underway.

A fun summer event for the whole family, bring your kids to explore downtown Mansfield through August 4 in search of a carrousel critter. This featured animal from the Richland Carrousel Park has hidden himself in an array of downtown businesses and organizations. Find Reginald enough times and you can claim a prize. More…

Downtown, History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: John Philip Sousa

30 Jul , 2018  

John Philip Sousa was a musician whose reputation remains strong almost a century after his death.

The scene must have been extraordinary that late October evening in 1892, over 125 years ago, when Sousa came to town. The venue was the brand-new Memorial Opera House, a 565 seat auditorium situated in what was later the site of the Madison Theatre, and is now the parking lot of the Solders and Sailors Memorial Building on Park Avenue West. More…

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All About Mansfield, Downtown

June Final Friday Artists Announced

19 Jun , 2018  

It’s time next week for the sound of music and fun beckoning you to The Brickyard and to the June Final Friday Concert.

For the eleventh consecutive year, the last Friday of each month, May through September, brings music, food, and more to downtown Mansfield. From the initial offerings in 2007 that saw a few dozen attendees, the Downtown Mansfield, Inc. hosted Final Friday concerts have grown to attract thousands of music lovers. Some locally-based 15 performers will take the stage at The Brickyard in the Carrousel District this summer. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: First English Lutheran Church

26 May , 2018  

NOTE: In celebration of those local faith communities for which this is a highly significant weekend, 1812Blockhouse is re-showcasing three Mansfield church buildings today which have been the subject of posts in our Landmarks of Mansfield series.

First English Lutheran Church is a stunning survivor.

Stunning, as the structure at 53 Park Avenue West was built at a time when Victorian opulence was at its peak, and no expense was spared in its construction. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

A Map To The Story

27 Apr , 2018  

Thursday’s news brought coverage of the discovery of spaces described by local media as a cave, tunnel, and/or cavern. Beginning in the area north of the former National Electrical Supply building on the northeast corner of East Fourth and North Diamond, apparently one or more head west toward Temple Court. More…

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All About Mansfield, Downtown

First Friday Shop Hop Tomorrow

5 Apr , 2018  

Downtown Mansfield is the place to be on the first Friday evening of each month, and April is no exception. Beginning at 5:00 PM, bring family and friends to visit dozens of downtown businesses that provide entertainment, offer specials and sales, and host unique events that you cannot find in any shopping center – all in the middle of a traditional downtown setting.

The First Friday Shop Hop is hosted by Downtown Mansfield, Inc., whose mission is “to stimulate economic development, improve the appearance and create a positive image of the downtown as a desirable place to work, live, shop and invest.” More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: St. Peter’s Catholic Church

1 Apr , 2018  

NOTE: In celebration of those local faith communities for which this is a highly significant weekend, 1812Blockhouse is re-showcasing three Mansfield church buildings today which have been the subject of posts in our Landmarks of Mansfield series.

For the last 100 years, the 125 feet high towers of the landmark St. Peter’s Catholic Church have themselves done double duty, standing sentinel over the central part of Mansfield while at the same time encouraging passers-by to look in a heavenly direction. More…

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All About Mansfield, Downtown

Book Talk Author Writes From His Midwest Roots

28 Feb , 2018  

Noted author David Giffels comes to Main Street Books this Friday evening for a Book Talk on his newest published work, Furnishing Eternity.

As shared in the event announcement, the work is “…a vibrant, heartfelt memoir about confronting mortality, surviving loss, finding resilience in one’s Midwest roots and seeking a father’s wisdom through an unusual woodworking project—constructing his own coffin.” More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

Downtown Mansfield Stroll

27 Feb , 2018  

Winter weather got you down? We suggest joining us on a visit back to a beautiful summer stroll we took two years ago through downtown Mansfield.

This set of 26 photos was taken a few weeks ago on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Be sure to click on individual photos, and then expand them to full screen. More…

All About Mansfield, Downtown

Sounds Of Jazz Fill Downtown Thursday Night

13 Feb , 2018  

The Mansfield Jazz Orchestra presents an evening of classic and contemporary Jazz with a 17 piece Big Band featuring some of Ohio’s hottest jazz instrumentalists and special guest Vaughn Wiester.

Featured soloists have performed with artists including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Woody Herman, Nancy Wilson and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. More…

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