The J.H. Wright House was built in 1904 at 302 W. Broad St. The home had 16 rooms and cost approximately $48,000. The original architects we S. Thompson Smith and L.G. Schenk. The contractor was Byrd O. Hoover. The house was sold to Ira Gibson in 1944 and extensive restoration was done by Forrest Bratton. The house was later sold to Agnes Kirk. In 1966, the house caught fire and the top floor was destroyed. The home was reconstructed with only one floor and two dormers in front. The building currently serves as law offices for Leasor Crass, P.C.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to mansfieldhistory.org.
Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.
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