History & Tourism

Shawshank Trail Profiled In Illinois Newspaper

25 Sep , 2016  

Daily Journal – Kankakee, Illinois

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  

Richland Source

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…

History & Tourism

A Visit to Kingwood Center Gardens

14 Sep , 2016  


To celebrate 1812Blockhouse’s one-week anniversary, which takes place tomorrow (Thursday) evening, we are sharing an exclusive walk-through of Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield. This set of 33 photos was taken this past July. Be sure to click on individual photos, and then expand them to full screen.

To access this album, click here. Enjoy!

All of these photos are copyright 2016 by 1812Blockhouse, and no copies may be made without express written permission.