Brewer Hotel & Portland Daily Bugle
The Bissman Building
193 N. Main St., Mansfield, OH 44905
(419) 295-2537, ask for Ben Bissman
If the door is open, please come in. Donations are appreciated.
ABOUT THE SITE
Peter Bissman built the Bissman Building in 1886 for his expanded wholesale grocery store. In the early 1930s, residents of Downtown Mansfield would wake up to the rich aromas of the store's personal coffee blends and return home to the smell of roasting peanuts.
The building possesses an early Romantic Gothic style. You may notice a close resemblance to The Ohio State Reformatory. They share the same architect and were, as a matter of fact, built in the same year.