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…


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…

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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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Downtown, Holidays

Christmas Time In The City Starts Saturday

16 Nov , 2017  

The folks at Downtown Mansfield, Inc. have been busy preparing for the annual Christmas Time In The City, which launches this Saturday with three events. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

Catch A Glimpse Of Hidden Mansfield Architecture

30 Oct , 2017  

In 2012, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. joined statewide organization Preservation Ohio in hosting the Forbidden City Tour. On a warm June afternoon, several downtown buildings, rarely open to the public, were available for tours. Hundreds attended.

Tour participants that day included a contributor to the Abandoned blog, Sherman Cahal. Cahal took the his camera along for the occasion, and captured several interesting views of several buildings. More…



Final Final Friday Today

29 Sep , 2017  

The last Final Friday for 2017 hits The Brickyard this evening from 5: to 10PM.

This is the 10th year for concerts downtown, brought to you by Downtown Mansfield, Inc. with sponsorship assistance from several area companies. More…

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All About Mansfield, Downtown

Phoenix Brewing Company Featured In National Funeral Publication

28 Sep , 2017  

It would come as no surprise to many readers that the unlikely combination of craft beer and former mortuaries can go hand in hand. After all, one of the premier craft beer establishments in all of Ohio sits in downtown Mansfield and in one such building.

This idea reached a wide audience this week with a feature story on the Phoenix Brewing Company published by, which bills itself as the “premier progressive online publication for funeral professionals.” More…


Downtown, History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: St. Peter’s Catholic Church

18 Sep , 2017  

NOTE: In honor of Sunday’s service commemorating the 100th anniversary of its landmark building, we are again sharing this Landmarks of Mansfield post we shared this past April.

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.

The 1889 church and current St. Peter’s, shortly after the latters’s construction

The building sits near an intersection that has been home to a Catholic church and school for almost seventeen decades. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: Fifth And Walnut

6 Sep , 2017  

The vintage brick residence in downtown Mansfield is officially known as 159 North Walnut Street. Many locals, however, know it as the house at “The Corner of Fifth and Walnut,” the name of author M. Eileen Levinson’s autobiographical work profiling her childhood there in the 1920s and 1930s. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: John Philip Sousa

3 Sep , 2017  

With this post, we begin a new series called “When Mansfield Welcomed.” Each time, we will look at the visit of a well-known individual or group to this part of Ohio. We begin with a musician whose reputation remains strong almost a century after his death.

The scene must have been extraordinary. 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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