Monthly Archives: November 2016

Dempwolf building stood next to Bonham House

A follow-up question was raised by Stewartstown Historical Society’s Doug Winemiller involving Stewartstown’s Hartenstein Funeral Home, which repurposed items from the William H. Kurtz [1822-1894] mansion at 109 West Market Street in York.  Doug received an email from Hartenstein’s with … Continue reading

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Ghost mystery of Longstown Schoolhouse solved

Readers provided some neat reactions to my posts about the Longstown One-Room Schoolhouse in Springettsbury Township. Ted Fauth suggested, “A pictures is worth a thousand words. Why not show the 1938 aerial image of the schoolhouse?” Good suggestion Ted; for … Continue reading

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Founders and Leaders of York Corporation

This illustration includes some of the key founders and leaders of York Corporation. I use it in two of my talks about the history of York Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Last month I was the speaker at the 87th Annual … Continue reading

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Longstown One-Room Haunted Schoolhouse

Over fifty-years ago I first heard stories of a ghost haunting the schoolhouse in Longstown. In 1962 our family spent our first summer on a farm near Longstown. Seitz’s corner grocery store was located a very short bike ride from … Continue reading

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Dr. Spotz used Race Car to make York County house calls

Shelly Riedel submitted this photo of Dr. G. Emanuel Spotz along with neat photos associated with the house at 2025 East Market in Springettsbury Township. She calls this house the “Grande Dame of Market.” This is the Coal Baron built … Continue reading

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Rocky start for Longstown One-Room Schoolhouse

One of the many issues that resulted in the establishment of Springettsbury Township in 1891 was a long-standing desire by a group of residents near Longstown to have a schoolhouse built in their neighborhood. The Longstown residents felt the resulting … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during October 2016

Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. This single graphic, features illustrations from all top 10 posts; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. Synopsis and … Continue reading

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Springetts Rezoning Round 3 and Possible Solution

The present Market Street and Mount Zion corridor zoning is shown on this Zoning Map from the Springettsbury Township Internet site. A Springettsbury Township Planning Commission meeting will be held Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. “to hear and/or … Continue reading

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Take me out to the Ballgame of Yesteryear

This “Take me out to the Ballgame” sheet music cover comes from online collections of The Library of Congress. The song resulted from the collaboration of lyricist Jack Norworth with composer Albert Von Tilzer and was published by The York … Continue reading

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