Monthly Archives: September 2012

Lafayette Club painting part of group of 17 showing Revolutionary War heroes

York’s venerable Lafayette Club, founded in 1898, recently closed its doors, the doors of an impressive four-story townhouse, the residence of town leader P.A. Small during the Civil War. To me, one of the most striking interior features was the … Continue reading

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2012 Journal of York County Heritage now available

Just out–the brand new 2012 edition of Journal of York County Heritage, a popular periodical published annually by York County Heritage Trust. The new edition offers five well-researched articles on a variety of events from the 19th and 20th centuries. … Continue reading

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Historical Markers onYork’s Square and by the Susquehanna

My recent York Sunday News column (see below for full column) described the five Pennsylvania State Historical Markers in York’s Continental Square and the stories behind them. Over 2,000 or these blue and gold markers have been placed throughout the … Continue reading

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Yorkers move to the suburbs

Development was booming in 1924. Yorkers were starting to move out to the suburbs, and some county residents were moving there too, to be closer to town, where jobs were plentiful with the big manufacturers. I expect both types of … Continue reading

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York Fair 75 years ago

Only a few more days left to catch this year’s York Fair–food–top entertainers–food–animals–food–crafts–food–harness races–food (you get the picture). York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives has file boxes full of information, photographs and postcards of the York Fairs of the past, all … Continue reading

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York’s Trinity Church saved

Last year I did several posts on the threatened demolition of Trinity United Methodist Church. Trinity was formed as an Evangelical congregation in 1871, with the present building, designed by noted York architect Harry Yessler, dedicated in January 1897. Denominations … Continue reading

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