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Barton Associates repurposed 1885 York Gas Works

Barton Associates celebrates their 50th Anniversary this year, having been established in 1968 as Consulting Engineers. “We Make Buildings Work” is the slogan of this firm involved in: Mechanical Design, Electrical Design, Plumbing Design, Fire Protection Design, Energy Analysis, and … Continue reading

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Rev. Raber and mid-1800s Pleasureville

Rev. William B. Raber wrote in 1857 it was Maria Conn who suggested Pleasureville as a more pleasant village name, as opposed to the Possumtown name bestowed by outsiders. I continue to search for Ann Harris, who had access to … Continue reading

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Mahlon Haines built Haines Building at 101 E. Market St.

Mahlon Haines had shoe stores at six locations within the City of York and three of his stores were within his own buildings; all designed by John A. Dempwolf. Mahlon Haines built the, still standing, Haines Building at 101 East … Continue reading

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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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800th Post and Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during July 2016

My initial YorksPast post appeared on July 26, 2012. Last week, a few days following the fourth anniversary of YorksPast, the article on Mahlon Haines’ Yorkshire Ranch marked my 800th post. Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with … Continue reading

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East End Circus brings First Auto to York in 1896

The first automobile seen in York, was here as an attraction with the Barnum & Bailey Circus. It was not just York, many communities got their first glimpse at a “horseless carriage” as a result of the 1896 edition of … Continue reading

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Birth of District Steam Heating in York

Part 7 of York County History Center Buildings This is Part 7 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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Menu-Ette linked to York Diner and Playland

Cliff Satterthwaite submitted this 1963 winter scene, in front of the Menu-Ette Restaurant, along the Lincoln Highway in Springettsbury Township. Cliff’s artistry, via murals, graced the interior of this restaurant. Cliff’s elaborate decoration of the windows, for the Christmas Season, … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during July 2015; Commencing 4th Year of YorksPast

On July 26th, 2015, I began my 4th year of YorksPast. The first three years of YorksPast, represent 653 posts; which averages 4.2 posts per week. Readership remains at record levels. Thanks to everyone for your continuing interest in the … Continue reading

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York Diner moves to the Suburbs

This artwork, by Cliff Satterthwaite, shows the York Dutch Restaurant at 2810 East Market Street. It was the third incarnation of Don Sternbergh’s York Diner in the suburbs, after he first established this as the place for “Such Good Food” … Continue reading

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