Tag Archives: Peter deBarth

General Gordon napped at 3103 East Market Street

Bob Smyser had a passing interest in family history when he was given a box of papers, recently discovered by his dad; it contained family history research, started by his dad’s grandmother. I met Bob at my family history talk … Continue reading

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Surprises in Peter deBarth’s 1825 Deed; 3103 East Market Street

Vinegar’s Ferry Road In the post 1830 Then & Now for a Stately House in Springettsbury Township, I discovered when Peter deBarth moved, into what is now Springettsbury Township, via the on-line Deed Indexes at the York County Archives.  “Peter … Continue reading

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Matching Historically Minded Buyers with Historic Properties

One reason why people buy historic properties, and restore them, is for the love of the architecture style and construction techniques of yesteryear.  In this photo, Jim Rudisill points out the Flemish Bond brickwork in the front wall of the … Continue reading

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1830 Then & Now for a Stately House in Springettsbury Township

Did Lafayette visit this house in 1825? This “Then” sketch was created by William Wagner in 1830.  Credit is given to The Historical Society of York County, PA (now the York County Heritage Trust) for their 1996 publication of a … Continue reading

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