Photo Collection


This collection of Mansfield and Richland County images represents photographs dating back to the late nineteenth century. Included are historic views of Mansfield, including downtown and industrial areas. Also included in this collection are images of neighboring towns and villages, including Bellville, Lexington, Ontario, Lucas and more.

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Collection Items

First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church, dedicated on July 3, 1870, cost $33,000 to build. The structure was brick with a spire stretching 170 feet into the sky. The structure was 108 feet in length and 50 feet in width. Much of the finishing and plastering…

Circulation Desk at Library
The circulation desk at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library. In the photo, 13 children stand around the desk while two librarians work.

Helen Keating Ott in Children's Department
Mrs. Ott received her degree in library science from Case Western University and became the first children’s librarian at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library. Here she is helping children in the children's department.
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