The Mansfield Westinghouse dock

At its height of vitality in Mansfield the Westinghouse plant covered 42.7 acres between Third Street and Sixth Street. Today most of that square footage is merely naked concrete slab.

But one piece of the manufacturing complex that still stands is the loading dock.

Then & Now: Westinghouse dock 1950s

The factory closed in 1990 but the loading dock has survived as a warehousing facility facing the short end of East Third Street.

There isn’t much left to identify the structure by its Westinghouse origins, but a close look at the brickwork above the truck ports will reveal faded remains of the paint that once said Mansfield Ohio.

Westinghouse dock today

Faded letters from Westinghouse past read: MANSFIELD OHIO.

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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.