Downtown, History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: The May Building

11 Nov , 2018  

By the time that the May Building was constructed on the southeast corner of South Main and South Park Streets, facing Central Park, the name “May” had been known by Mansfielders for some 90 years. More…

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Downtown

November First Friday Shop Hop To Feature Food, Music, And More

1 Nov , 2018  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is hosting its monthly First Friday Shop Hop in the historic downtown on Friday, November 2. From 5:00 to 7:00 PM, guests will have the opportunity to see visit several downtown businesses for an evening of live music and festivities. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

The Ghosts Of Hidden Mansfield Architecture

31 Oct , 2018  

In honor of Halloween, we’re asking you to join us in a look behind closed doors in downtown Mansfield. These ghosts of the city’a past could be a vital part of an exciting future with some attention and investment.

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. More…

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All About Richland, Downtown

Soggy Skeletons And Wet Witches Can Still Have Fun

28 Oct , 2018  

It was a misty and occasionally wet morning and noon hour Saturday on the streets of downtown Mansfield, but the weather failed to have a chilling effect on throngs of children and their families.

The annual Monsterfield Masquerade saw dozens of merchants and businesses participating in Trick-or-Treat. At noon, the Halloween Parade stepped off from the corner of North Main and Fifth Street, heading up the hill toward Central Park. Bands from St. Peter’s, Madison, and Senior High Schools participating. More…

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All About Richland, Downtown

Monsterfield Masquerade This Saturday; We Look Back At 2016

25 Oct , 2018  

Downtown Mansfield will be one very spooky place this Saturday, as Monsterfield Masquerade takes over its streets and sidewalks. More…

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All Things Business, Downtown

DMI Announces Fall Storefront Design Contest Winner

17 Oct , 2018  

As a part of its Beautifield program, designed to create a brighter and more festive downtown, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. has announced that the winner of the Fall Storefront Design Contest is What Goes ‘Round Thrift Shoppe. More…

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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 Richland, 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 Richland, 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 Richland, 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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