Message behind mural on Manchester Township barn unknown in plain sight

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Thousands of people see this sign each day, and thousands probably don’t know what it is touting. Here, painters work on a mural at Stillmeadow Lane and Church Road in Manchester Township in York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday file shot from 2004. (See related photo below.) Background posts: ‘Chaplains: The Calm in the Chaos’, Often forgotten: Achievements of people named on building facades and Colorful paintings highlighted York’s square in 1927 celebration
A newspaper caption with photos of a barn mural compared it to Mail Pouch Tobacco signage of old.
Except that the mural of an oval eagle on the side of a barn in Manchester Township does not bear any words, in accord with township regs.
So here’s the skinny about this silent sign:


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Impressive Signs, Inc. painters work on this mural of Insurance Services United in 2004.
Who is it advertising: The logo for Insurance Services United, a York-based independent agent serving southcentral Pennsylvania since 1951.
Painter: Impressive Signs Inc.
Size: 10 feet by 16 feet.
Painting time: 36 hours.
Nearest villages: Foustown and Roundtown

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. East Region Editor, Digital First Media. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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5 Responses to Message behind mural on Manchester Township barn unknown in plain sight

  1. DianneB says:

    There is a second eagle barn sign on Springwood Rd. in York Twp. Are there others?

  2. Jim McClure says:

    Dianne,
    I’ll have to drive by and look at that, but I’m thinking that’s the same pitch. Information is that advertiser chose several sites for signs in York area.
    Jim

  3. DianneB says:

    Yes, it appears to be exactly the same sign. It’s located on a small red barn on the south side of Springwood Road near Springwood Chapel.

  4. Christine M says:

    That’s really cool! I lived in that house in the 70s.

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