EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published at Richland Source in 2015.

When a Mansfield photographer stepped into the middle of North Main Street in 1913 to set up his tripod in the snow one night, the entire street was lined - not only with snow piles, but also with buildings.

The foreground of the photo he took captured a block of city streetscape that no longer exists today, between Third and Fourth Streets.

The corresponding photo from today was taken at the place in the 1913 image where the second arch rises.

Today’s snow piles seem insignificant next to those of 100 years ago and the street looks clear.

The sole method of snow removal in the middle of North Main in 1913: streetcars.

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