EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally published on Richland Source in 2014.
Some of the oldest buildings that survive in downtown Mansfield are standing in the block of South Main Street that faces the Square.
The “newest” of all the business buildings in this block is Mechanics Bank built on the Park Avenue corner in 1926. Fortunately for everyone who loves the Square, a number of the older buildings from the 1800s, that adjoin the bank to the south, have recently been given new life by their inclusion in the Mechanics complex, and through their renovation as bank business offices.
These photos of South Main Street span a period of nearly 150 years.