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Mansfield Blockhouse Re-Dedicated

Story By: Greg Heindel



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  Original Published: 3/22/2013

The Mansfield Blockhouse in South Park may now begin its second 200 years.

The 1813 structure which was Mansfield's original courthouse and jail, then served as a stopping point for soldiers making their way to Lake Erie, and as a school, was re-dedicated Friday afternoon.

The ceremony included War of 1812 militia re-enactors, and a visit by Ginger Apyar, president of the National Society of United States Daughters of 1812 in Washington D.C.

The Blockhouse has a bright future as a historical attraction for local residents and tourists.   

It is open for tours, Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 pm, between Memorial Day and Labor Day. 

The Blockhouse has been fully refurbished with electricity and heat, and was a cozy place to escape the chill and enjoy refreshments after the re-dedication.   

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