Tag Archives: George Prowell’s 1907 History of York County PA

York Haven mural of first working canal in PA

Cliff Satterthwaite painted two large murals for the York Haven State Bank in 1980. This mural depicts canal operations in York Haven during the 1840-1850s era; and looks across the Susquehanna River towards Falmouth, Lancaster County. That canal at York … Continue reading

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Royal Firehouse and Meadowbrook Mansion share architects

The firehouse of the Royal Fire Company, at 757 West Market Street in York, PA, was dedicated on October 29, 1904. York architects Hamme & Leber were the designers of the Royal Firehouse, as they also designed the Meadowbrook Mansion … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 71-80 in West Region of Springettsbury Township

Emanuel G. Keller—conducted Pleasureville Store for 52-years At the left side of this illustration, using Shearer’s 1860 Map of York County, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in the Pleasureville region within what is now Springettsbury Township. For … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 51-60 in West Region of Springettsbury Township

Residence of John Cunningham (1800-1866) At the top of this illustration, using Shearer’s 1860 Map of York County, I’ve pointed out, and marked, ten 1860 buildings in the Pleasureville region within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of … Continue reading

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Residence of Martin Library namesake built in 1895

This is a 1904 photo of the Milton Martin residence in York, PA; it sits a short distance west of the public library in York that bears his name. If you are reading this on the Ydr.com site, click on … Continue reading

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Stony Brook, Stony Run and the Trolley

In 1882, the Stony Brook area, in what is now Springettsbury Township, received its name from Stony Run; the stream running through that area. Colonial surveys record that name for this stream back to at least 1753 and Stony Run … Continue reading

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Phineas Davis designed Grasshopper Locomotives

Andrew Jackson was the first sitting president to ride on a railroad. The locomotive pulling that train was a “Grasshopper” type engine, designed by Yorker Phineas Davis.  York, Pennsylvania can claim the title as one of the earliest railroad manufacturing … Continue reading

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Exploits of Mack the Noble Fire Horse

“Mack” was the veteran hose carriage horse of the Rescue Fire Company on South George Street in York, PA. This photo of a horse-drawn hose carriage, loaded with firemen, racing to a fire, is from the collections of the Library … Continue reading

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1860 Buildings 31-35 in South Region of Springettsbury Township

At the top of this illustration, I’ve pointed out, and marked, five 1860 buildings in the area near Longstown within what is now Springettsbury Township. At the bottom of the above illustration is a 1938 aerial photo of the same … Continue reading

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Bloomingdale, a Remarkable Historic Home

Bloomingdale, a remarkable home located at 3405 East Market Street, is one of the historic properties threatened for yet another shopping center in Springettsbury Township. Historic York, Inc., prepared a Pennsylvania Historical Resource evaluation for this property in 1989. They … Continue reading

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