"An appreciation of Mansfield's architectural heritage and the need for it's preservation has grown in recent years. The city has a wide range of architectural reseources which illustrate it's development and character from the early 19th century to present day. As it's neighborhoods and buildings have grown older, however, many have been allowed to deteriorate. Park Avenue West is the most dramatic example of a once grand Mansfield street which has been changed by commercial adaptations of older property. Other areas such as downtown and West Third Street, have lost historic buildings through neglect, nw development or strategic demolition. Understanding the importance of the city's older architecture and techniques for it's rehabilitation will go along way toward preserving Mansfield's past for it's future."
*Text is from the Mansfield Old Building Handbook, by the Historic Preservation Commision of Mansfield.
DMI strives to provide the community with fun opportunties to learn about the historic architecture in our community. Including our annual Secret City Tour, Scavenger Hunts and more!