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Work Underway on Johnson Controls Shrewsbury Development Center & YORKCO Talks

Stopping to eat, prior to attending the Stewartstown Historical Society meeting on Wednesday evening, I noticed work is underway on Johnson Controls Shrewsbury Development Center in Hopewell Township. This sign is posted along Renaissance Drive in the Stonebridge Business Center; … Continue reading

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#2 York Manufacturing Company; Ice Making to Air Conditioning

This is the earliest view of the York Manufacturing Company along Roosevelt Avenue, a road then named West York Avenue; which runs along the bottom left of the illustration. The York Manufacturing Company had there own passenger railroad station; seen … Continue reading

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#12 The Hench & Dromgold Company; Agricultural Implement Maker of York, PA

At #12 in the count down of the Top 50 York County Factories at End of 19th Century is The Hench & Dromgold Company in York, PA. The 10th Factory Inspection Report, from the Pennsylvania Department of Factory Inspection, notes … Continue reading

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YorksPast 200th Post; and The 10 Most Viewed Posts

YorksPast started with a post on July 26, 2012.  Ten months, to the day, later this is my 200th post.  Thus you’ve seen a brand new YorksPast post, on the average, 20 times per month. I’d like to thank everyone … Continue reading

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McGann Manufacturing Company in Spring Garden Township; Harold L. Smith during WWII

Last winter I attended a remarkable multiple-session OLLI presentation by James McClure on “WWII: The Effect on York County.”  After the talk, Ray Kinard mentioned something about Bowen & McLaughlin working on tanks during WWII at a place along Richland … Continue reading

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History of YORK’s Grantley Plant, Part 3; 1938 Aerial View & Looking For People who worked at McGann Manufacturing in 1943

When I was first employed as a YORK Engineer in 1972, YORK’s Grantley Plant consisted of all the property bounded by Grantley Road on the east, Richland Avenue on the west, Codorus Creek on the north and Kings Mill Road … Continue reading

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Reading the HEADLINES; A Quick Index to ALL YorksPast Posts

Last year within days of my post Marking 100th YorksPast Post with a Tiled Mosaic; Post Index and Future Plans, several readers told me that they really liked the index for quickly discovering my older posts.  As a result I … Continue reading

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Yorkco’s Grantley Plant located on an 80-acre 1880s Estate called “Oakland”

On what is now Grantley Hill adjacent to Wyndham Hills, stood the mansion of George Small, a member of the prominent York firm P. A. & S. Small.  During 1878 the residence was named “Grantley” in honor of Mary Grant, … Continue reading

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History of YORK’s Grantley Plant, Part 2; Sequence of Seven Industrial Owners on this parcel prior to YORK (Johnson Controls)

When I was first employed as a YORK Engineer in 1972, YORK’s Grantley Plant consisted of all the property bounded by Grantley Road on the east, Richland Avenue on the west, Codorus Creek on the north and Kings Mill Road … Continue reading

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History of YORK’s Grantley Plant, Part 1; Borg-Warner, Patriot Tech Center

An article in the Wall Street Journal on April 24th 1985 suggested that Borg-Warner was considering a possible sale, merger or joint venture for its Air Conditioning Group.  I’ve been told that this aerial photo of YORK’s Grantley Plant was … Continue reading

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