Historic Preservation

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The Mansfield City Council and the Historic Landmark Commission are committed to the preservation of Mansfield’s heritage, that of the rural community it once was and the modern city that it has become. The Mansfield Historic Preservation Program encourages the protection of the historic buildings and spaces that tell our story.

The Historic Landmark Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on the designation of historic sites or districts in Mansfield. The commission also acts and assists the council in formulating design guidelines and other supplemental materials relevant to the historic preservation or design review. 

WHAT MAKES A PROPERTY HISTORIC?

Historic properties have a special character, historical or cultural interest and represent a period or style of architecture typical of the different eras in Mansfield’s history.

To be considered historic, a property must be at least 50 years old. But it is not just age that matters. The property must also retain its historic physical integrity. In the case of a building, character-defining features relative to its significance must still be present.

Finally, the property must have historic significance. Significance may be through association with individuals or events that shaped Mansfield’s history or through buildings or structures that embody distinctive historical architectural elements.

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Historic Preservation Month is coming! Celebrate Mansfield’s history this May with special educational features posted on this site throughout the month.

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"That’s Historic!" Photo Contest

Our "That’s Historic!" photo contest is now open!  Photo submissions should demonstrate what is historic to the photographer.  Read on...

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THIS IS US:  A Mansfield History Project


Historic preservation is more than just the places and events important to the City’s past. It’s also about the experiences of the people who live here.  In 2020, Mansfield celebrates the 130th anniversary of the City’s incorporation.  To mark this milestone, we want to know YOUR stories about life in Mansfield.  Tell us about your experiences in Mansfield:  growing up, going to school, working or simply living here.  Read on...

Historic Landmark Commission Annual Report 2019

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  1. Art Wright

    Phone: 817-276-4226