E-mail query: Was the Valley Inn Garage part of Springettsbury Township’s old York Valley Inn?

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York County (Pa.) resident Mike Spyker provided this old photo of the Valley Inn Garage and is seeking information about the now-demolished Springettsbury Township landmark. Also of interest: Just try to resist this memory-tugging aerial photograph of York Whitehull Airport and York Valley Inn and Playland and the York Valley Inn. and Check out this drawing of the newer, now demolished York Valley Inn and Check out this photograph of the rebuilt York Valley Inn at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens.

Mike Spyker read my recent York Sunday News column (based on a recent blog post) about the old York Valley Inn.
He had just posted a photograph, dated May 1928, on the Your Photo section of ydr.com showing his grandfather, George Edward Christine (1888-1973) working at the Valley Inn Garage.
“George was an employee and part owner before the onset of the Great Depression in 1929,” Mike wrote in the caption… .


Any family members who had information on Valley Inn Garage are no longer living.
Mike asks the following questions:

1. He worked at the garage and might have been the owner for a short time, or part owner.
2. He lost his job there and/or lost the business following the onset of
the Great Depression.
3. It was part of, and/or very near the old York Valley Inn?

If you have any information, please comment below. (To see some speculation on its location, click here.

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