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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All About Mansfield

Patriotism Warms The Chill

12 Nov , 2017  

The number of onlookers may have been substantially less than the previous year, fueled by the 28 degree temperature, but the patriotic enthusiasm was the same as the 2017 Veterans Day Parade took place Saturday morning in downtown Mansfield.

As the Parade made its way from Park Avenue West toward Central Park, volunteers handed out small American flags to those watching from sidewalks. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: Walpark Building

25 Oct , 2017  

The Walpark Building at 13 Park Avenue West occupies a unique location in the history of Mansfield.

In 1858, the City of Mansfield – which had become a city from a village just a year earlier – erected a City Hall and market building at the southeast corner of Market (now Park Avenue West) and Walnut Streets. The lot was purchased for $1,500 (an amount which the City actually had to borrow), and the structure cost some $10,000 to construct. More…

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All About Mansfield

Monsterfield Masquerade This Saturday

24 Oct , 2017  

The time has come again for families from across the area to descend on downtown Mansfield for the annual Monsterfield Masquerade.

The event, taking place this Saturday, October 28, brings together a large-scale Trick or Treat with a Halloween Parade that never disappoints. Annually, some 4,000 families visit downtown to participate in the day’s events. More…

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Downtown

Downtown Saturday

21 Aug , 2017  

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

All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Downtown Mansfield Building May Receive Historic Designation

14 Aug , 2017  

At its Tuesday meeting, Mansfield City Council will consider giving “historic listed property” status to the commercial building at 46 Park Avenue West.

Noting that the designation has been recommended by the City’s Planning Commissio More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: The Richland Trust Building

11 Jun , 2017  

It was undoubtedly an interesting time for Directors of the new Richland Trust Company when, on November 2, 1929, they opened their monumental eight-story headquarters at the corner of North Main and Park Avenue West. Just the week before, the infamous Black Tuesday had seen the New York Stock Exchange lose 12% of its value in one day.

In Mansfield, however, the same period saw the completion of a nine-month project to give a newly merged bank a glistening new building. More…

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All About Mansfield

First Final Friday Mashup

27 May , 2017  

Stories, photos, and social media posts leading up to and from last night’s first Final Friday concert at The Brickyard in downtown Mansfield. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend: Secret City Tour

2 May , 2017  

It’s become a favorite among aficionados of local history and interesting architecture.

On Saturday, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. will hold its Secret City Tour. Beginning at 1:00 PM, the event offers a peek into some of Mansfield’s most exquisite historic buildings and architectural gems. This year, the tour is being held in conjunction with RichHistory Weekend and the RichHistory Alliance. More…

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All About Mansfield

Looking Back: Mansfielders Come Together To Launch Christmas Downtown

26 Mar , 2017  

Over the next handful of days, 1812Blockhouse will be sharing posts and photos from our first six months of operation. This post was published on December 3, 2016:

Early Friday evening, the temperatures hovered in the upper 30s while dozens of people gathered in the warmth of the Richland Carrousel Park building to listen to choral groups perform, ride the carrousel, and visit with friends. Some were outside where a live reindeer was on display. More…

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All Things Business, Downtown

Celebrating Twenty Years of Books

2 Mar , 2017  

For two decades, Mansfield has enjoyed something which is increasingly rare in cities of almost any size – its own independent bookstore.

And, as with any birthday, the best way to celebrate is with a party, cake, and a surprise. Main Street Books at 104 North Main Street is hosting its 20th Birthday Party this Friday evening beginning at 6:00 PM. More…

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All Things Business, Downtown

New Downtown Business Opens Today

2 Jan , 2017  

Downtown Mansfield’s newest business opens today, and it’s sure to be a colorful day on West Fourth Street.

Tara’s Floral Expressions, until now housed in the West Park Shopping Center, has announced their opening at their new location. As we shared in December, the store occupies the former long-time home of the Stuhldreher Floral Company at 48 West Fourth Street. More…

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