Tag Archives: Adam F. Geesey

1931 Aerial Photo of Edison Electric Plant in York

Part 13 of York County History Center Buildings This is Part 13 of an industrial chronicle of the buildings that will be repurposed into a York County History Center. These buildings originated as York’s Edison Electric Plant in 1885 and … Continue reading

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Dallastown, Dallas and Geesey

Following the Wednesday evening Unraveling York County History ‘Heroes and Villains’ event, at Wyndridge Farm, I was questioned how I knew Adam F. Geesey was an owner of the Eagle Hotel in Dallastown, since that fact is not noted in … Continue reading

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Twin Smokestacks at Edison Plant

Part 9 of York County History Center Buildings This is Part 9 of an industrial chronicle of the buildings on the property recently purchased by the York County Heritage Trust, with their goal of renovating the buildings into a York … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during May 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. If you … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during April 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. If you … Continue reading

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York County History Center Buildings 1885

“It is a matter of record—and fairly a part of the history of the city [of York]—that the Edison Light Company of York owed its birth and present success to Mr. [Adam F.] Geesey.” This quote comes from page 47 … Continue reading

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New History Center Generated Edison Electricity

As early as 1883, Adam F. Geesey spearheaded the push for electric lights in York. The result was an April 13, 1885 charter for The Edison Electric Light Company of York. Philetus F. Wilt sold the Company a portion of … Continue reading

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