Tag Archives: Ansonia CT

Articles referring to Ansonia, Connecticut, usually in some historical context. Ansonia was a part of Derby, until it had separated in 1844.

Mansfield Bible and Artifacts

In my previous article, Prindle-Goldstein House, I’d cited an account by local historian Mabel P. Stivers of how Dr. Frederick C. Goldstein had donated a Bible once owned by Rev. Richard Mansfield, to the Mansfield House collection. This past Saturday, … Continue reading

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Prindle-Goldstein House

This past May, I’d published a brief history of the Holbrook-Blakeslee House, an old home of Ansonia, Connecticut, that’s closely associated with the Rev. Richard Mansfield House. Now, here’s the story of another well known Ansonia home, likewise with strong Mansfield … Continue reading

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Christine of the Mansfield House

This photo appears in A History of Ansonia: Bicentennial-1976, a remarkable booklet detailing the early-to-present day (1976) history of Ansonia, Connecticut, which had been published in commemoration of the city’s bicentennial: I have no idea who Christine Ryan was, but … Continue reading

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Mary of the Mansfield House

In a previous article, I wrote about Mabel P. Stivers, and her success in saving the Mansfield House from imminent destruction. Now, here’s a very short account of another woman who had been connected with the Mansfield House, but who’s … Continue reading

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Mabel P. Stivers’ Resurrection of the Mansfield House

The Reverend Richard Mansfield House would not have survived to the present day, had it not been for the efforts of Mabel P. Stivers, a local historian and preservationist from Ansonia, Connecticut. When Saint Joseph Parish purchased the Mansfield property in … Continue reading

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Holbrook-Blakeslee House

The Holbrook-Blakeslee House (c. 1712), located at 54 Elm Street in Ansonia, Connecticut, is an interesting old home with a direct connection to the Mansfield House. Built in 1712, the home was acquired by Captain John Holbrook, in 1738. Holbrook … Continue reading

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