Many generations of Mansfielders knew this building as Schroer’s Furniture. Today the building has no business presence, but it is easily recognized as the landmark where you turn off Diamond Street onto Temple Court.
The Schroer furniture business grew in a series of four expansions, and the sequence of additions can be easily distinguished looking at the building today.
The original store was built in 1880 one lot north of Temple Court. Within only a few years this building was made twice as wide and a new top floor capped it.
In the 1890s the big corner building with the distinctive bay windows was put in place, with apartments upstairs. The last addition came in 1914 with the structure that is today The Phoenix Brewing Co.