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MANSFIELD -- Downtown Mansfield, Inc. has announced that the Historic District of Downtown Mansfield is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

"Our National Register listing will offer new opportunities and benefits in our effort to preserve the history of Downtown Mansfield," the local agency noted in a press release on Tuesday.

The Historic District of Downtown Mansfield, which is roughly bounded by Fifth Street, Diamond Street, Second Street, and Mulberry Street, was nominated for a National Register Listing in 2018. The National Register Listing designated the Historic District of Downtown Mansfield as significant and provides property owners in the area an opportunity for historic tax credits on their projects.

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"This is an exciting honor for the Historic District of Downtown Mansfield," DMI stated. "It will offer downtown property owners and community entities the resources and opportunities they may need to preserve the history and beauty of downtown Mansfield and its architecture."

Downtown Mansfield Incorporated’s mission is to stimulate economic development, improve the appearance and create a positive image of the downtown as a desirable place to work, live, shop and invest.