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Then & Now: South Park Street on the Square in 1914

South Park Street on the Square in Mansfield

So how much difference does a hundred years make?  The answer is: a lot, and not much at all.  Take a look at South Park Street on the square in Mansfield and you’ll find a row of buildings that have aged well through the century…though some have undergone a little cosmetic surgery to keep up appearances.

Anchoring the west end of the street used to be the Southern Hotel, but it didn’t really make it into this 1914 photo anyhow so its absence isn’t all that significant in comparing then and now, though its presence in the social culture of the square is certainly missed today.

Then & Now: South Park Street in 1914

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Timothy Brian McKee is a featured columnist on our site every Saturday with a column titled Native SonEvery Tuesday, he taps into his knowledge and collection of historical photos and bring us Then & Now, a brief glance at the way things were.