Railroad bridge, Old Rock Gym, historic homes honored

May 8, 2021
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By Amanda Rogers

Mansfield Record

Fifteen sites, from a 1904 mansion to one of the oldest railroad trellises in Tarrant County, were honored by Mansfield's Historic Landmark Commission on Saturday morning.

Dr. Robert Smith, commission chairman, presented certificates to the property owners, recognizing their history.

The recognition was due to occur last year, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jami McCain of Hill City accepted the honor for the former 1944 First Methodist Church on North First Street.

"The opportunity to save a property is a great joy and honor," McCain said.

Mansfield ISD's restored administration building and Old Rock Gym were honored, as was the city's restored Man House, now a museum.

In celebration of May's Historic Preservation Month, the Man House Museum will have live demonstrations from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Saturday. Admission is free.

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