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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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…


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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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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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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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September Begins And Ends At The Carrousel

30 Aug , 2017  

Next month starts off and ends with events at downtown Mansfield’s Richland Carrsouel Park.

On Saturday, September 2 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, come on down and join community leaders in enjoying a celebration marking the 26th anniversary of the Carrousel (yes, that’s 26 years!). More…

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What A Weekend!

27 Aug , 2017  

Today, we have collected social media posts from: Friday’s First Friday at The Brickyard in downtown Mansfield; Friday’s performance of La Boheme at Liberty Park by the Mid Ohio Opera Company; and Saturday’s Heart of Ohio Cruise-In in downtown Mansfield. Enjoy, and click on any image to be taken to the original post. More…

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Downtown Wheels

26 Aug , 2017  

Great cars at the Heart of Ohio Cruise-In in downtown Mansfield this afternoon! Click pic for a larger version.

Photo: 1812Blockhouse


Downtown Saturday

21 Aug , 2017  

We were on North Main Street two days ago on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and took this photo.

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Downtown Municipal Parking Lot To Be Paved

19 Aug , 2017  

The City of Mansfield has anounced that beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 21, the Municipal Parking Lot (located between Main Street and Diamond Street and Fourth Street and Dickson Avenue) will be closed to all vehicles between the hours of 7:00 PM and 6:00 AM for the purpose of paving the parking lot. More…