It wasn’t that long ago when the land on the west side of South Trimble Road was under cultivation. The neighborhood of the Crossings, the complex of the Ohio Cancer Specialists, and the Waterford at Mansfield all sit in the cropland once belonging to the Finney Farm.

In fact, the street itself was known as Finney Road for most of Mansfield’s history, and was disconnected from Trimble Road because they both met Cook Road at different places.

Looking at the current photo you’ll see Tuttle’s Landscaping on the left, the Waterford on the right, and in the middle foreground a lovely little copse of trees which is the only remainder left behind to indicate where the Finney’s farmhouse and huge barn once stood.

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Timothy Brian McKee is a featured columnist on our site every Sunday 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.