John Henry Harrison built a two-story home at 404 E. Broad St. in 1905. Harrison owned Mansfield Hardware. The home burned in 1914 or 1915 and was rebuilt on the same foundation in 1915. After Mrs. Harrison's death in 1946, the home was sold to Dr. Raymond Thomas, who lived and practiced there until 1952. The house changed hands several times, before the City of Mansfield purchased the building in 1976 for the Senior Citizens Center. In 2002, the house was purchased by Charles Morales and currently houses MaryLou's Coffee and Sandwich Shoppe.
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 email@example.com or go to mansfieldhistory.org.
Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.
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