Tag Archives: Mabel P. Stivers

Articles referring to historian and preservationist Mabel P. Stivers of Ansonia, Connecticut who authored many Derby-Ansonia house histories.

Old Stone House Journal

Sometimes I wonder if my love for historic homes is a product of nature, or nurture. Or some synthesis thereof. My inner wiring is addicted to timelessness and continuity. And not only to appreciate that continuity, but somehow to enjoy … Continue reading

Posted in Historic Homes | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Mansfield House | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Historic Homes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mansfield House South Garret

Every home needs a serviceable office, task area, or study, in my opinion. So I’ve chosen the south garret as the office of the Mansfield House. Why is that? Well, after all, it’s a small utility room; not really all … Continue reading

Posted in Mansfield House | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Mansfield House | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Mansfield House | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments