Category Archives: Around town

More Washington House photos

Reader Betty J. Massa shares photos of the former Washington House in Wrightsville.

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A photo from York Hoover Body and Casket

A reader shared a photo of employees of York Hoover Body and York Hoover Casket taken in 1941.

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The Washington House in Wrightsville: Not just a restaurant, also a Greyhound bus stop

An Only in York County reader recalls when The Washington House in Wrightsville was a Greyhound bus stop.

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Memories of York County’s Tom Thumb weddings

York County readers share their stories of Tom Thumb weddings among children in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Another sampling of York County memories: W.T. Grant, 1500 Club and more

Only in York County readers share memories of the 1500 Club and The Washington House, as well as a photo from the former Mount Zion School.

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Kicking of 2015 with a smattering of York County memories

Readers share their memories of former York County, PA, locales, including the 1500 Club; Joe, the Motorists’ Friend; the Hiway Theater; Playland roller-skating rink; the A&P; and more.

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Ask Joan: Memories of Sears, and a Gitt family update

The Nov. 26, 2014, edition of Ask Joan follows up on a photo of Elizabeth Moul Gitt of the Hanover area and shares memories of the former York County Shopping Center, especially Sears.

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Ask Joan: Orange cats edition

The Oct. 30, 2014, edition of Ask Joan features questions on the history of schools in the Dillsburg area and memories of the 1500 Club in West York, PA, as well as follow-ups on Fisher’s Restaurant’s oysters and a downtown York 5-and-10 store.

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Ask Joan: York Township questions edition

The Oct. 9, 2014, edition of Ask Joan shares three questions from York Township in York County, PA: Why School Street is so named; why the Innversville area was renamed Spry; and why a large flyover bridge across Interstate 83 looks rusty.

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Assorted notes on Bury’s and Playland

Readers of Only in York County share their memories of the former Bury’s Burgers restaurant next to Playland Skating Rink in Springettsbury Township in the 1950s and beyond.

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