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Established in 1888, Mansfield, Ohio is one of the oldest communities in the State of Ohio. Rich in history, including agricultural roots dating back to John Appleseed, Mansfield has been well preserved properties with historical significance, including The Westinghouse Home of Tomorrow. 

American Four-Square (1900-1930)

583 Coleman Road (c. 1930)

583 Coleman Road (c. 1930)

One of the most common types of homes of the early 20th century, the American Four-Square, is the epitome of comfort and afordability. Inexpensive to build and well suited to a small land parcel, it was the favored home built in newly platted areas of Mansfield. The Four-Square footprint is square or rectangle, with a hipped or gabled roof, heavy eaves, wide porch across the front and centrally located dormers on the front and side. Wall materials are usually non descript, with wood shingles, clapboards and brick being most common.

Art Deco and Modernistic (1925-1950)

Westinghouse Home of Tomorrow

895 Andover Road (c. 1934)

Art Deco, originally an ornamentation of style in jewelry and furniture, evolved into architecture in 1925. Characterized by rectilinear, geometric forms and decorations, it is often reffered to as Modernistic. Used most commonly for office and commercial buildings, the Westinghouse Home of Tomorrow, is a rare gem, located in Mansfield, Ohio. 

Colonial Revival (1895-1930)

53 Brinkerhoff Avenue (c.1910)

53 Brinkerhoff Avenue (c. 1910)

The Colonial Revival style, is America's nod to the romantic architectural movement of the early 20th century. Extremely popular in Mansfield, typical features include pediments, pilasters and columns. A typical Colonial Revival house has a symmetrical facade, central entrance and often include brick facing.

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