Trolley barn on East Fourth Street

At one time in Mansfield’s history all the streetcar rails in town led to this site on East Fourth Street at Scott Street.

The building in the old photo burned down some years ago but it was replaced by a structure that bears an echo of resemblance to the original.

Then & Now: Trolley barn on East Fourth Street

Known as the ‘car barn’ in its day, this building housed all the streetcars in the public transportation fleet of the Mansfield Railway Light & Power Company.

Mansfield streetcar 1908

The age of trolleys in Mansfield lasted from 1887 to 1937, and all the steel rails were torn up in 1942 for recycling during the WWII scrap drives.

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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.