Kingwood Center Gardens

A nonprofit organization

$5,865 Raised by 51 Donors

59% complete

$10,000 Goal

More to Do in '22

Mrs. King's Bathroom after restoration

This year, Richland Gives donors will be supporting the continued efforts of restoring Kingwood Hall's Third Floor. Last year, $4,500 was raised to kickstart Phase I of the restoration process. In combination with other funding sources, the bedrooms and bathrooms of Mr. and Mrs. King and the connecting boudoir were able to have plaster repair, painting, carpet, and staging. Also restored and staged were two servant quarters bedrooms and a bath.

Kingwood is ready to start Phase II, but we need your help! 100% of all Richland Gives donations will be used to restore two guest bedrooms, the attached bathrooms, and one bedroom in the servant quarters. Restoration will require painting, plaster repair, removal of recessed lighting, and restoration of plaster ceilings in some bedrooms, bathroom tile repair, in addition to staging and furnishing of all the rooms.


Repairs are badly needed in several Third Floor rooms to transform them from the office spaces have been used for.

Damages to carpeting, tile, non-original office lighting, and plaster damage are just a few of the areas to be worked on.

Let's restore the 3rd floor of Kingwood Hall!

Our founder, Charles Kelley King, noted in his trust that the 3rd floor should primarily be used for his library and executive offices, and that is what they became - offices. Mr. King was a visionary in many ways but somehow didn’t see the appeal that his lovely home would have for Kingwood guests.  Since Kingwood opened to visitors in 1953, the intrigue and fascination has continued to grow.

The 3rd floor includes 5 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. Mr. King's and Mrs. King's bedrooms are adjoined by a boudoir (shown restored below). All of the bedrooms and the boudoir feature uniquely-designed fireplaces. In addition, the third floor includes three bedrooms and shared bathroom that make up the servants' quarters.

The Boudoir has been beautifully restored to its former glory. 

Photos of the rooms as they looked during Mr. King’s day have been used during the restoration process to recreate rooms as accurately as possible. Most of the 3rd floor furnishings were sold by auction after Mr. King’s death in 1952 to make room for the executive offices for those who would oversee operations. Kingwood has been searching for lost Kingwood Hall furnishings and décor. We are thrilled to have received multiply items and are looking forward to the return of Mr. King’s bed thanks to former, long-term gardener, Frank Daniell. Do you have items to return to their Kingwood home?

Mr. King's restored bedroom and bathroom with temporary bed.

Your support is vital to this incredible project! 

Read below to learn more and find out how your donation can earn you a sneak peek!

Any donation will help us achieve our goal of restoring the 3rd floor. However, as we know this is a passion project for many, we are excited to offer an exclusive look at the renovations to anyone who donates over $100 to this campaign.*

*Exclusive first look date TBD based on project progress

About Us

Kingwood Center Gardens is the historic garden estate and former home of Charles Kelley King, who was an influential industrialist and visionary at the Ohio Brass Company. Now a public garden, Kingwood offers a connection to Mansfield’s historic past, excellence in horticulture, and opportunities to connect with nature that result in transformational experiences that excite, inspire, and renew. 

Come and explore the grounds featuring 47 sprawling acres renowned for both their historic significance and exquisite gardens. Kingwood is open year-round and offers an extensive line-up of activities and educational programs including lectures, workshops, children’s programs, and special events.

Annual visitation averages near 100,000 guests, which includes general admissions, special events, rentals and weddings. Guests visiting in 2021 to-date reside in 48 states and Washington D.C. 

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Kingwood Center Gardens

Tax id (EIN)

34-6506846

Categories

Arts & Culture Education Community

Address

50 N. Trimble Rd.
Mansfield, OH 44906

Phone

419-522-0211

How can we help?

Suggested articles

  • How does my nonprofit get started on Mightycause?
  • Why use Mightycause?
  • What is Mightycause?