Category Archives: post office

York Post Office statues remind us to be thankful

                                        You might have noticed, in person or on the news, that the Thanksgiving historical marker, across from the York County … Continue reading

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An interesting trip to Surrattsville

I recently took a field trip that I had been thinking about for some time. For several years I have been researching and writing about Edman “Ned” Spangler, the native Yorker who was a carpenter and stagehand at Ford’s Theater, … 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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York County jail empty and other news.

News from the York Recorder, June 9, 1829: This didn’t happen very often: “The jail of this county is at present empty—not an individual being confined therein for crime or debt. The like has not occurred before for nearly two … Continue reading

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Remember your letters to Santa?

Do many children still write letters to Santa? According to this article from the December 15, 1956 Gazette and Daily, the post office was inundated with them then. Billy, the writer who wanted a monkey, must be about retirement age … Continue reading

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Christmas at the York Post office in 1956

Here’s more on the 1956 Christmas season from the Gazette and Daily. At that time the paper published many photos taken by their staff with long captions, so there was no need for an additional article. These two, found on … Continue reading

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