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Market sheds in York Square torn down in 1887

York Mayor Daniel K. Noell and many of the town fathers seem to have concluded that it was easier to ask forgiveness than permission when they tore down the market sheds in the square on an 1887 summer night. My … Continue reading

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Problems in York’s Center Square

I have read that one reason for tearing down the two later market sheds in York’s Center Square in the 1880s was that they were unsanitary. Evidently, there were some problems with the single market shed that stood east to … Continue reading

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Horn Farm Center–Good Example of History and Future of York County Agriculture

Thanks to June Evans for sharing the history of the Horn Farm Center for Educational Agriculture with me, as well as these old photographs of the site. See the captions for more identification and attribution. A portion of the eastern … Continue reading

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Fairs Banned in York

The 2010 York Fair is wrapping up tomorrow. I see they are literally going out with a bang, in fact, with lots of bangs, since tomorrow evening’s grandstand entertainment is a demolition derby. I included the following comment by Lewis … Continue reading

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Lewis Miller’s York Fair–1801

Lewis Miller drew the fair of his childhood in the drawing above. The caption reads: Yearly Market, or publick fare. Held in the Borough of York, June 9th, 1801, the[y] had privilege of a stated yearly market. Carter & Glossbrenner’s … Continue reading

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Final Days of York City Market

Just a few more photos to share of the York City Market House. These show the poignant end of the story of one of architect J.A. Dempwolf’s most impressive buildings. The Gazette and Daily ran a full page story with … Continue reading

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York’s City Market House Was Built with Cathedral-like Beams

Trusses and hammer beams supporting City Market roof. My recent post chronicled the relatively short life (84 years) of York’s grand City Market House. I followed that up a few days later by posting photos of the imposing exterior. Several … Continue reading

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York City Market Lives on in Photos

Image from 1879 York City Market stock certificate My most recent post was on the impressive York City Market house on South Duke street. The site took up a full quarter of a city block, bounded also by Princess street … Continue reading

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York’s City Market Was an Architectural Wonder

Old photo of original Dempwolf drawing of City Market Over the past month or so I have been occasionally writing about York’s market houses. Central Market and the Penn Street Farmers Market still operate in their original nineteenth century buildings. … Continue reading

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York’s Carlisle Avenue Market Didn’t Last Long

Carlisle Avenue Market building today It’s time to get back to my “York Market House Series.” So far I have covered markets which still exist: Downtown Central Market, Farmers or Penn Street Market and New Eastern Market. I also did … Continue reading

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