Tag Archives: Violet Hill

The St. George Hotel on York’s North George Street

Terrence Downs submitted this photo of a York Directory ad, indicating the St. George Hotel was on George and Philadelphia Streets. Earlier this week I wrote about the Haines Hotel; also on one of the corners of the same intersection. … Continue reading

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Lincoln Woods Inn; Mystery of the Medallions

John F. Kennedy stopped at the Lincoln Woods Inn for lunch on Friday September 16, 1960; between campaign stops in Lancaster Square and the York Fairgrounds.  This is probably what the front of the Lincoln Woods Inn looked like during … 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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LoPiccolo’s in Violet Hill connection to The Woods in Springettsbury Township

In a question to Joan Concilio’s blog Only in York Country, Ann Brown inquired about Piccolo’s Restaurant where the George Street exit off I-83 is now.  Jim Fahringer commented that his mother worked as a waitress at Piccolo’s; he noted … Continue reading

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Violet Hill in Spring Garden Township, Part 3; Violet Hill Cafe, Joseph Lopiccolo

In previous posts we learned by looking through a chronological sequence of maps, Violet Hill appears to start in an area near South George Street and Country Club Road.  However as time goes by, the area known as Violet Hill … 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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Violet Hill in Spring Garden Township, Part 2; plus A. B. Farquhar’s Estate “Edgecomb”

I was doing research for future posts at the York County Heritage Trust yesterday when I stumbled across this 1937-1938 Violet Hill Hotel Cafe ad.  Suddenly I was sidetracked, just like three weeks ago, resulting in my post Violet Hill … Continue reading

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Violet Hill in Spring Garden Township; Assorted Maps, Hotel & Schoolhouses

Last month, while working on further updates to my Index of York County One Room Schoolhouses I discovered the 1884 (or earlier) Violet Hill Hotel.  This discovery came during research on the locations of at least two schoolhouses named Violet … Continue reading

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