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Mansfield, Ohio: Through The Years

Go back in time with pictures from our local history collection, in collaboration with The Cleveland Memory Project.
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Police officer or firefighter astride a large horse on South Park Street while he holds the reins of another horse. The photo, circa 1895, shows the row of businesses along the street, west to east. The old Presbyterian Church, easily one of the city's tallest buildings, sits at the end of the street. A grocery, probably Angle's, sits in the right foreground, its striped awning advertising "Sanborn's Coffee."

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Team of Horses on South Park Street :: Mansfield

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Color tinted photo of the front of the coliseum at North Lake Park in Mansfield, Ohio, showing the sidewalk leading up a small knoll from the street.

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Coliseum, Mansfield, Ohio. :: Mansfield

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A view of the Casino Park roller coaster in Mansfield, Ohio, being constructed. The coaster was later torn down and replaced with the Coliseum.

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Casino Park Coaster (under construction) :: Mansfield

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View of the King Building in downtown Mansfield. Includes the Parkway Restaurant, Shumaker Drugs, and several old cars circa 1950. The King Building was erected in 1891.

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The King Building :: Mansfield

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Front view of the Carnegie Free Public Library (the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library) prior to 1950 (Side note: Can we just say how much we love this photo?)

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Carnegie Free Public Library :: Mansfield

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In 1911, a large crowd gathers on the lawn at St. Peters to watch laying of the cornerstone at the church. The cornerstone is visible resting on a row of large stone blocks. A group of men and boys in liturgical clothing stand next to the cornerstone. Overhead, the beginnings of the structure are taking shape.

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Laying the Cornerstone at St. Peter's Church :: Mansfield

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Photo taken in summer of 1957 looking east along a row of cars parked next to Central Park. In the background is the S.N. Ford Building, housing, at that time, Hotpoint appliances, Consolidated Insurance, Shrigley's Shoes and a number of apartments. To the left, the edge of S.N. Ford's grand downtown home--to the right of the Ford Flats, the International Order of Odd Fellows Hall.

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North Park Street - Ford Flats - I.O.O.F. Hall :: Mansfield

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View form the Ford Flats west along North Park Street, including Reeds, Martin's Hardware, and Sears.

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Cars on Park Street :: Mansfield

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A side view of the courthouse of the Mansfield, Ohio Courthouse in 1908. Included is a war monument consisting of several cannons in a pyramid with a stack of cannon balls.

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Six men prepare to dig a grave at Mansfield Cemetery in the early 1900's.

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City Vault in Cemetery: Gravediggers in Mansfield :: Mansfield

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