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Then & Now

The Ritter House dates to 1909, now home to the Richland County Foundation

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Ritter House distinctive roofline

The Ritter House was built on South Main Street hill in 1891, and fashioned in the Queen Anne style of Victorian brick architecture.

As a distinctive and prominently visible landmark, the old house has been loved by generations of Mansfielders. So, when the proposal was made to tear it down in the 1970s, to make way for a Route 13 project, the outrage was firm and decisive.

It has taken a number of years for appropriate dignity to catch up with the regal old girl, but she is once again in her glory as the newly restored and augmented home for the Richland County Foundation.

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