Category Archives: Methodists

York church building to restaurant, with a few stops along the way

A Facebook friend asked about the history of Victor’s Italian Restaurant on Ogontz Street, knowing that the building was a former church. I looked through the York County History Center files and City Directories as well as online sources. Several … Continue reading

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More on York silk culture

My previous post showed that York County wasn’t immune to the silk culture mania running rampant in the 1830s. A few more examples of local residents getting caught up in the craze are below. From the July 12, 1831 York … Continue reading

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York County Army nurse had a long military career

Sources say that about 350,000 women served in the United States armed forces during World War II. WACS (Women’s Army Corps), WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service in the Navy, women in the Coast Guard (SPARS) and Women Marines … Continue reading

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York’s Trinity United Methodist Church Plans Repairs

I just heard that York’s Trinity United Methodist Church is about ready to submit a plan to York City to repair the building at 241 East King Street. They are still planning to sell the building, as the congregation has … Continue reading

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A Mid-Twentieth Century York Wedding

Weddings can be big and elaborate or small and intimate. They can be in a church, a home or outdoors. At one time couples would often be married privately in the church parsonage, with only the pastor’s wife as a … Continue reading

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Former York County Pastor Nearly Blown Away

You know how when it is really windy we sometimes exaggerate and say we were almost blown over. According to the York Dispatch of April 26, 1928, Rev. Dr. Milton K. Foster didn’t have to exaggerate:

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York Methodists Break Jugs

Duke Street Methodist Church Shortly after Completion 1876 Map Showing Duke Street M.E. Opposite York Collegiate Institute Anyone associated with a non-profit institution knows that fundraising is a continuing necessity. It was the same in the past. York County churches … Continue reading

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