All About Richland

Secret City Summer 2022 Coming Saturday

27 Apr , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

An annual highlight of RichHistory Weekend is taking place this Saturday.

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) is holding its summer 2022 Secret City Tour on Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Take a peek into some of Mansfield’s most exquisite historic buildings and architectural gems on this self-guided tour. With continued interest in downtown development, this tour offers a unique look to the past while challenging us to reimagine the future of these great spaces. 

Buildings on the tour will include 193 North Main Street, 137 North Main Street, 130 North Main Street, 111 North Main Street, 100 North Main Street, 17 East Temple Court, 25 North Park Street, and 87 West Fourth Street.


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All About Richland

Take A Tour At Kingwood

25 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The next time you consider a visit to Mansfield’s gem of a public garden, Kingwood Center Gardens, why not do some touring as well?

Kingwood offers three tours designed to interest history and garden lovers alike.

Tours of the main house, Kingwood Hall, have been going on since the fall of 1953. The house was the home of industrialist Charles Kelly King, who left a $3 million trust fund to transform Kingwood into a “…public garden and park to promote interests in horticulture, literature, music, and fine arts for residents of Mansfield and surrounding areas.” More…

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History & Tourism

Townsend House To Open For Tour

1 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Visitors to Kingwood Center Gardens are often intrigued by the stately home sitting across Park Avenue West, a large home which has remained unoccupied for many years.

Owned by Kingwood Center, the Townsend House will be open for a tour on August 27 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Tours are $3 for members and $10 for non-members.

The Townsend House, constructed in 1930, was the home of Edwin Oliver and May Tucker Townsend. Originally from southern Ohio, was a businessman and bank executive. As his 1945 obituary notes, his primary hobby and passion was traveling; the same year that the house was constructed, the family went on an around the world excursion.

Reservations are required for the Townsend House Tour, and may be made at this online location.

Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay


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Travel The St. Lawrence Divide

9 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

What is the St. Lawrence Divide, you ask?

It’s something that Richland County farmers, and those who interface with any of the county’s numerous waterways, know very well.

The St. Lawrence Divide impacts Richland County in two primary locations. One is largely in Sandusky Township just east of Crestline, and the other is a line across the northernmost reaches of the county. Both are a part of this geological feature, one of six continental divides in the country. More…

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Syrup And Salamanders

29 Jan , 2020  

We bet they had fun coming up with the name of this event!

The OSU Mansfield College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Science invites you to bring the family to their February 29th Syrup and Salamanders event, and it will all make sense. The faculty, staff, and extension educators are working with the campus to manage its 600+ acres of woodlands, which means that they have lots of land to explore. More…

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History & Tourism

Ghosts Of Christmases Past At Oak Hill

2 Dec , 2019  

This December Oak Hill Cottage will once again present its special Christmas offering in which the Cottage becomes a scene of chaos as former inhabitants from ages past are pressed into service as tour guides. More…

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