Category Archives: Mansfield House

Articles on the Reverend Dr. Richard Mansfield House (c. 1700), Ansonia, Connecticut. House and family history; ongoing preservation efforts.

Skunk Palace? Hope Not!

There’s no doubt that the Mansfield House foundation is in need of some serious repair and re-pointing (not to mention rodent and air sealing) in certain areas, especially within the vicinity of the front steps and entry: But it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Another Amazing Mansfield House Old Photo

Here’s yet another old photograph of the Mansfield House, once again provided by my good friend Randal Ritter of the Derby Historical Society. The photo comes from the Bradley Glass Slide collection, a set of over 400 antique photographic slides … Continue reading

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On Spring Like Days, Clean Windows

The weather’s been remarkably temperate this winter, in sharp contrast to last year’s severe snow storms. Today was a particularly mild day, where you could comfortably step outside in shirt sleeves if you felt like it. So, I was inspired … Continue reading

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Waterbed Adventures and a Ghost

The last caretaker living in the Mansfield House left a steel bed, box frame, and mattress behind, in the parlor chamber. This afternoon, I wanted just to move all this to another room, when I discovered, much to my chagrin, … Continue reading

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A Photo of the Mansfield House from Days Long Past

Here’s a photo of the Reverend Richard Mansfield House when it was situated at its original location, on the opposite side of Jewett Street, more or less where Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church and School stands today: From the sun and … Continue reading

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Mansfield House and Family History: A Chance Discovery

Recently, I came across the following text in the drawer of a cherry Shaker table in the Mansfield House. Undoubtedly, it had been left behind from the days when this home was a public house museum. But its author is … Continue reading

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Mansfield House Acquisition

It is with tremendous honor, pride, happiness, and humility, that today I announce my recent acquisition of the Reverend Richard Mansfield House (c. 1700) of Ansonia, Connecticut, from the Derby Historical Society. Ostensibly constructed in 1700, the Mansfield House was … Continue reading

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