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The Mansfield House Herb Garden

"One of the few residential structures still standing on Middletown's Main Street, General Mansfield House was built about 1810 for Samuel Mather, a local merchant. The house was later occupied by his daughter Louisa and her husband, General Joseph King Fenno Mansfield, a Civil war hero who died at the battle of Antietam in 1862. in due course, the house passed into the hands of Mansfield's youngest daughter Katherine, who lived in the house until her death in 1918.

In the late 1950's General Mansfield house was slated for demolition to make room for a new parking lot. By acting quickly the Middlesex County Historical Society was able to purchase it from Mansfield's descendants, thus saving the house for everyone in the community to enjoy."

In 19?? the Middletown Garden Club installed a period appropriate herb garden on the northeast corner of the house. The planning committee included Sue Thomas. Their design was modified to the existing design by Juanie Flagg.

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