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Dimon Sturges House, 114 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, Richland County, OH



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Location
114 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, OH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OH-2269
Significance: This building was Mansfield's largest and finest example of Second Empire style residential architecture. It was one of the most imposing residences along Park Avenue West, which developed in the late nineteenth century as the town's finest residential street. Its large proportions, intricate exterior stone trim, elaborate molded metal roof dormers and extremely tall mansard roof gave this building distinction when compared to other houses of the period in the locality. On the interior, its fine walnut woodwork, round arched openings throughout, the presence of marble fireplaces in the principal rooms on both main floors and two massive stairways gave this building real distinction. The front stairway, set within a rotunda and designed so that it branched midway up into two lateral flights which formed a balcony at the second floor, was unique in Mansfield, according to research on other buildings in town. Historically, the house was erected for the son of one of the town's earliest landowners and pioneer settlers, Eben P. Sturges. In his own right, Dimon Sturges achieved local renown in his lifetime as a successful businessman and civic leader.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopy of postcard, c. 1912 VIEW NORTHEAST, WEST AND SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATIONS
2. VIEW EAST, WEST ELEVATION, DETAIL
3. VIEW EAST, WEST ELEVATION, FULL VIEW
4. VIEW SOUTHEAST
5. VIEW WEST
6. VIEW NORTH, SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION (1923 WING)
7. VIEW WEST, SIDE ENTRANCE DETAIL
8. VIEW EAST, WINDOW DETAIL
9. VIEW SOUTH, ROOF AND DORMER DETAIL
10. FIRST FLOOR, GRAND STAIRWAY, LOOKING NORTH
11. FIRST STAIR LANDING, GRAND STAIRWAY, LOOKING SOUTH
12. FIRST FLOOR, GRAND STAIRWAY, BALUSTER, RAIL AND MOLDING DETAIL
13. FIRST FLOOR, FRONT PARLOR DOORS, LOOKING EAST
14. POCKET DOOR KEY PLATE, DETAIL
15. SECOND FLOOR, REAR STAIRWAY, LOOKING EAST


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