Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
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French Hotel - Mansfield Hotel, Mansfield PA
This 1890s Photo shows the Hotel French with two stories. Note that later it had three stories as one was added between the second story and the roof.
The building now known as the Hotel French was originally a private residence. When first used for hotel purposes it was known as the Fuller House. It has had many landlords. In December, 1896, the property was purchased by M.S. French, for several years landlord of the Allen House, and was remodeled and occupied by him in the spring of 1897. [1897 History]

Marcus Shepard French was first in Mansfield in 1880 as a brick mason. His wife was Henrietta Nares who came from a family of brick masons. They married in New York state in 1873. I imagine that she met Marcus as an employee of her family's business. Henrietta's niece, Caroline Nares, lived with them in 1910. In 1913 Caroline married Harry Smith and they took over the hotel from her aunt and uncle. 
Marcus French, son of Henrietta and Marcus, also entered the hotel business. He ran the Troy House in Troy,  for some time, also Ward house in Towanda, and died of an aneurism in 1919 in the Hotel Langwell in Elmira where he was employed. [Joyce M. Tice]
Mansfield Hotel, Mansfield PA 1930s
This was torn down in the late 1950s
I would be very grateful to receive scans of other Mansfield Hotel Postcards or Photos
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 This is a 1931 ad from a Mansfield Year Book. 
Hotel : French Hotel / Mansfield Hotel
Township: Mansfield Borough, Tioga County PA
Year: 1880s / 1930s / 1950s
Postcard Submitted by: Bill Klauk
Photos from Chester P. Bailey
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The final Day - Tearing it down ca 1958
From Chester & Mary Bailey Centennial Scrapbook

Mansfield Motel
Built in the 1960s, The Mansfield Motel stands on the same location as the earlier Mansfield Hotel
November 2002
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