All About Richland, History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: Central United Methodist Church

24 Sep , 2016  

The former Central United Methodist Church on Park Avenue West, now the Bethesda Fellowship Ministry Center, was dedicated on August 21, 1911.

It was designed by Vernon Redding, Mansfield’s best known and most prolific architect of his era, who was also the architect for the Leland Hotel and Carnegie Library building. Because of its heavy stone massing, it has been described as being of the Richardson Romanesque style, but its sloping roof with exposed truss ends, as well as its date of construction, suggests Arts and Crafts influences as well. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Welcome To Fall In Richland County

23 Sep , 2016  

History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: The Martin Bushnell House

22 Sep , 2016  

With this post, 1812Blockhouse begins a series of looks at individual pieces of historic architecture in Mansfield and the surrounding area. The past of a community can contribute to a sense of place which, in turn, can fuel both economic development and a high quality of life.

We begin with the Martin Bushnell House, located at 34 Sturges Avenue, just south of Park Avenue West.

bushhouse2This magnificent house was built in 1892. Constructed entirely of stone, the Bushnell House exhibits the wide variety characteristic of the Queen Anne style of architecture, combined with the massive, thick building elements suggesting the Richardson Romanesque style. More…

History & Tourism

Ohio Heritage Days Festival At Malabar Farm This Weekend

19 Sep , 2016  

The 40th Annual Ohio Heritage Days Festival and In the Spirit of Friends Antique and Primitive Show takes place this coming Saturday and Sunday at Malabar Farm State Park.

From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM both days, crafts, primitives, antiques, tractors, horses, food, and live music will be on view, as will Civil War and 18th Century living history camps. On Sunday, these will be joined by archeologiacal displays. More…

History & Tourism

Behind The Scenes At Kingwood

19 Sep , 2016  

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History & Tourism

Oak Hill At Ohio Open Doors

17 Sep , 2016  

Ohio Open Doors at Oak Hill

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Downtown, History & Tourism

Beautiful Evening At The Phoenix

16 Sep , 2016  

Beautiful evening at the @brewingphoenix. Band is on from 8 – 11pm! #RichlandRocks #RichlandCountyOH

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Downtown, History & Tourism

Mansfield On Parade, Filmed in 1958

16 Sep , 2016  

Mansfield’s Sesquicentennial Parade was quite the show back in 1958, as this video clearly shows. Enjoy eight-plus minutes of vintage scenes along Park Avenue West and Central Park. More…