Kingwood Center

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Kingwood Center Gardens
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Kingwood Center mansion and gardens
Kingwood Center is located in Ohio
Kingwood Center
Kingwood Center is located in the US
Kingwood Center
LocationMansfield, Ohio
Coordinates40°45′36″N 82°32′52″W / 40.76000°N 82.54778°W / 40.76000; -82.54778Coordinates: 40°45′36″N 82°32′52″W / 40.76000°N 82.54778°W / 40.76000; -82.54778
ArchitectC. Mack
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Other
NRHP reference #76001523 [1]
Added to NRHPNovember 7, 1976
Kingwood Center visitors welcome sign.

The Kingwood Center Gardens is a historic 47-acre (190,000 m2) site with a house, gardens and greenhouses, located at 50 North Trimble Road[2] in Mansfield, Ohio.

Mr. Charles Kelley King began making his fortune when he was hired by the Ohio Brass Company as its first electrical engineer in 1893. He led Ohio Brass into new ventures, particularly the manufacture of electrical fittings for railroads and trolleys. Mr. King was responsible for much of the company's success and he eventually became President and Chairman of the Board of Ohio Brass. Mr. King was married and divorced twice, and had no children. The house and grounds were built in 1926 for King and his second wife, Luise, with grounds designed by Cleveland landscape architecture firm Pitkin and Mott.[3] One year after his death in 1952, the 47-acre estate opened as a public garden to a private foundation that continues to operate Kingwood Center today.

On November 7, 1976, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.


In 1953 the estate became a public garden. The gardens are now open daily from 9am to 7pm. Admission is $5 per person (children 6 and under are free), $2 per pedestrian and bicycle, and free for members and volunteers.[4] Estate grounds currently include the following collections:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Home". Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  3. ^ Futty, John (November 24, 1985). "Millionaire Something of a Mystery". News Journal.
  4. ^ "Hours & Admissions". Retrieved 2017-08-02. [1]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Kingwood Center Gardens". Kingwood Center Gardens. Kingwood Center Gardens. Retrieved 2 August 2017.