History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: Mechanics Bank Building

17 Dec , 2017  

The Mechanics Bank Building, recently restored and expanded on the corner of South Main Street and Park Avenue West, is a landmark that has occupied an important corner in Mansfield history since its construction in 1926.

In the early years of the city, that corner was occupied by a two story brick residence owned by Robert Bowland. Bowland’s son was involved in one of the most notorious crimes in early Richladn County history More…

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Richland County Offers Fun In The Snow!

17 Dec , 2017  

Destination Mansfield/Richland County reminds everyone that winter weather brings its own set of opportunities to enjoy area attractions.

Plan a day enjoying the beauty of Ohio winters. Cross-country skiing paths and hills to snow tube are ready for you here in Richland County. Take advantage of the indoor waterpark, with special rates for skiers. Discover two manmade outdoor skating rinks, one in downtown Bellville and the other in Mansfield’s South Park. More…

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History & Tourism

Indiana University Posts Vintage Photo Of Mansfield Landmark

10 Dec , 2017  

In October 2016, 1812Blockhouse focused one of the first posts in our “Landmarks of Mansfield” series on the Farmers Bank Building on Park Avenue West. More…

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Kingwood Announces Over $7 Million Raised For Visitors Center

2 Dec , 2017  

In May, Kingwood Center Gardens officials announced receipt of a $3 million gift as an initial and important step in an “Honoring the Past, Growing the Future” capital campaign which would result in a visitor center being added to the Kingwood campus. That facility would perform the following functions: More…

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Landmarks Of Mansfield: Reed’s Building

30 Nov , 2017  

On a couple of occasions during the 28 previous entries in our “Landmarks of Mansfield” series, we have referred to a particular building as a “survivor.”

That description could certainly be used for the structure we focus on today. Downtown Mansfield has seen several department stores come and go, but only a couple of their former homes remain. One is a Civil War era building that once housed the city’s home-grown dry goods retailer still stands sentinel over the Square and Central Park. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism, Holidays

Candlelight With Bogey And Bacall

26 Nov , 2017  

Spend an evening with Bogey and Bacall this season as Malabar Farm celebrates the Christmas season. (For millennials and younger, that refers to actors Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall).

Tour Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist and conservationist Louis Bromfield’s Big House all decorated for the holidays. Visitors will also enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot cider. More…

History & Tourism, Holidays

Colonial Christmas To Be Held In South Park

24 Nov , 2017  

The Blockhouse will be bustling with holiday activity on Saturday, December 2, as the Richland Early American Center for History (REACH) hosts a Colonial Christmas.

From 2-6 pm, stop by the Blockhouse for an 18th Century Christmas. Enjoy hot apple cider, cookies, and conversation with historical reenactors displaying period accouterments and music. More…

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Mansfield Named An Affordable “Ski Town”

21 Nov , 2017  

Not only has a reputable organization just named Mansfield as a “ski town,” it included it on a list of the ten most affordable ski towns in America.

The official website of the National Association of Realtors named Mansfield as #8 nationally in a piece published on Monday entitled, “Hit Peak Living in America’s 10 Most – and Least – Affordable Ski Towns.” More…

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Landmarks of Mansfield: The Civil War Monument in South Park

21 Nov , 2017  

It stands sentinel near the entrance of South Park, just as it has for the last 108 years. Erected in 1908, the Civil War Monument is 27 years newer than its counterpart in Central Park downtown.

Like its cousin, this statue was given in memory of deceased veterans of the Civil War. While the downtown monument was donated by an individual, however, the South Park statue was a gift from veterans of the 120th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. More…

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Mansfield Reads Issuu

19 Nov , 2017  

No, that is not a typo. The word is “Issuu,” not “Issue.”

The nest time you have the inclination to purchase a magazine at a local store, you might head online first. On occasion, publications make digital copies available on websites designed for that purpose.

One such site is Issuu, described by Wikipedia as “a free electronic platform for magazines, catalogs, and newspapers.” The same article states that over 100 million visitors read Issuu’s content each month. More…

History & Tourism, Holidays

Christmas At Kingwood Begins Next Weekend

18 Nov , 2017  

It’s a natural combination — Kingwood Center Gardens, which provides a colorful oasis throughout the year, and the sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas.

Christmas at Kingwood is a local tradition. Enjoy live music, dozens of uniquely trimmed Christmas trees, many photo ops, a beautifully decorated Greenhouse serving hot cocoa and cookies, outdoor light displays, outdoor campfire, and more! More…

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History & Tourism

A New Website For Richland Carrousel Park

17 Nov , 2017  

Shop. Ride. Giggle.

That’s the welcome message on the colorful, informative new website for downtown Mansfield’s Richland Carrousel Park. More…

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