Monthly Archives: May 2016

York’s Dempwolf architects didn’t just stick to York County

It all started with a small piece in the June 28, 1887 York Gazette that read: A YORK ARCHITECT IN FREDERICK The Frederick City Daily News says: “Mr. J. A. Dempwolf, of York Pa., the architect, arrived in Frederick, Monday … Continue reading

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Remember Yorkraft? Pennsylvania Dutch to Sixties decor

One thing leads to another, or, off on another tangent. A valuable reference for research on the “Pennsylvania Dutch” (Pennsylvania Germans) is the now defunct Pennsylvania Folklife magazine, published first in 1946 as The Pennsylvania Dutchman. The articles were scholarly, … Continue reading

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What about those York County “Davis Gray” watercolor prints?

You see the ubiquitous prints of York County sites at antique and collectible malls and shops, as well as on walls of homes. York County Heritage Trust has some examples in their collections. I vaguely remembered a connection with a … Continue reading

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York’s Old Post Office/Federal Building/Masonic Lodge (part five)

My past several posts have been on the old York Post Office at the corner of Philadelphia and Beaver streets in York. Since it is slated for renovation and reuse, I have been posting photos, mostly interior, that I took … Continue reading

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Old York Post Office (Federal Building), part four

Here are more photos from my tour several years ago of wonderful Federal Building at the corner of Philadelphia and Beaver streets. It was designed by nationally-known architect Willoughby Edbrooke, at that time Supervising Architect for the U.S. Treasury Department, … Continue reading

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The old York Post Office, part three

As promised in my last post of photos of the old post office at Philadelphia and Beaver streets, here are some more photos, mostly interior, that I took about five years ago. As I pointed out previously, having the building … Continue reading

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More on York’s old post office

Many of us are excited about the prospect of seeing the wonderful building on the northeast corner of Philadelphia and Beaver Streets restored. As promised in my last post on the old York Post Office, I’m repeating my blog post … Continue reading

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York’s old post office architecturally significant

Recent news reports indicate that the striking 1895 Federal Building, built to house the York Post Office and the local Internal Revenue office, is going to be redeveloped. About five years ago I recapped a detailed history of that building … Continue reading

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