Mansfield serves as the county seat of Richland county and is known as the Carousel Capital of Ohio, The Fun Center of Ohio and Racing Capital of Ohio. It is also the filming location for Shawshank Redemption.
Named after Jared Mansfield, Surveyor General of the United States in the early 1800s, Mansfield sits on a fork of the Mohican River in the western foothills of the Allegheny Plateau, a hilly region surrounded by fertile farmlands.
Our first photo features 19 East Fourth in Mansfield’s Historic Carousel District. This area of the city is experiencing a revival with new entertainment and restaurant venues.
Our last series of shots are all about Mansfield's Leaning Tower of Pizza. The sign on the building says it all...
“You may think this is just another crummy pizza place, just one of 30 or more in Mansfield...well, it isn't. Leaning Tower, founded in 1957 by Joe Hess, was the first pizza house in this area, most people had never tasted a pizza and often people over 40 refused to try. They called pizza a fad and said it would soon go away but the young loved pizza. The little shop in the obscure basement was an instant success. In 1958, we baked the first sub sold between Columbus and Cleveland. Our large sub at 24" became the biggest sandwich in Ohio.”
People may love how their freshly baked pizza and subs from Leaning Tower have always stayed consistently great, but they also appreciate how the building itself has stayed the same; earning it landmark status. Over the years, trippy murals have decked the outside walls but the interior has looked the same for decades—thanks to the hands-off policy on the 60s and 70s posters plastered on the walls and the old-school pinball machine resting in the corner next to the heirloom railroad station bench. When you walk in this place, you know its the real deal.
Mansfield, Ohio. Another authentic and vibrant part of the Remarkable419.