Joseph and Christina Nugent built this home on the corner of Waxahachie and Dallas streets in the 1890s. Nugent was a Canadian who moved to Texas in 1851. He operated a private school in Mansfield in the 1850s, taught at the Mansfield Male and Female College and was elected Mansfield's first mayor in 1891. Local farmer J.H. Hart bought the home in 1920 and it was later inherited by his descendants. The Nugent-Hart house features late 19th Century Victorian and Eastlake details on the porch and is listed as a Texas Historic Landmark. The house has been restored and is now owned by the Catholic church.
To learn more about Mansfield history, check out the Mansfield Historical Museum, 102 N. Main St., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more info, call 817-473-4250, email@example.com or go to mansfieldhistory.org.
Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.
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