Mansfield Academy

August 22, 2021
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This 1910 photo shows the Mansfield High School. In 1901, Mansfield citizens organized the Mansfield Academy Association and purchased school grounds from the Tarrant County Commissioners Court for $600. A new red brick building trimmed in white bricks was erected and used as the main building. Two other buildings were used for intermediate and primary grades. The main entrance faced Elm Street. School was conducted by J. Henry Phillips, S.V. Carmack and others until the summer of 1909 when it closed due to the formation of the Mansfield Independent School District.

The Mansfield Academy buildings were purchased for $12,512 and served as Mansfield schools until a new building was constructed and opened in 1924. Bricks from the Mansfield Academy were used to form the core of the new building.

The 1924 building, 605 E. Broad St., is now used as the Mansfield ISD's Administration Building.

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 or go to

Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.

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