Ever wonder why this building is there? Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Sept. 20, 2011

Recognize this building front? If so, what was the building used for? Hint: It’s along North George Street, north of York City. (See answer below.) Also of interest:   All posts of York County landmarks from the start and  and  Does this photo show an old school bus stop shelter?

Neat stuff from all over … .

Has pro baseball caught on in York County? Will the York Revolution last?

Stats for the past regular season suggest that the Revolution is alive and well.

The Revs drew 265,952 fans in 2011 and finished in its customary fourth spot in Atlantic League attendance.

Average attendance this soggy season was 3,911 — down slightly from 4,094 last season.

Web site of the day: Dave Gulden operates the Old York Times site that boasts of some very, very interesting posts:  Sherman Street Mystery, Houdini was here, and Dogtown school.  Check them out here.

Blog post of the day, I: Yorkblogger Scott Mingus writes about an upcoming visit to eastern York County: Guided tour of Wrightsville, Pa., Civil War skirmish set for October 8.
Blog post of the day, II: Not tired of the York Fair yet? See these old postcard scenes courtesy of Univeral York’s June Lloyd: York Fair Postcards.

Blog site: And if that’s not enough, see the yorkblog.com’s complete coverage of the York Fair: All’s Fair.

Story of note: Here’s York County history changing before our eyes:  Library books will soon be available on Kindle device.

Forum of the day:  Geocaching is big in Spring Grove. Visit on The Exchange:  New GeoTrail opens in Spring Grove.



This small stone building on North George Street at the Shady Lane intersection served as a trolley stop before that line was abandoned in the 1930. The  Manchester Township site served riders on the line that ran from York’s Continental Square to York Haven. So says Dianne Bowders, who captured this scene. (See below comment with this post, where Dianne sharpens her description.) She submitted this photo to Your Photos, where a full gallery of her York County scenes are posted.

 

 

 

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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2 Responses to Ever wonder why this building is there? Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Sept. 20, 2011

  1. Dianne says:

    The secret to writing is rewriting. Sometimes I wish I could make corrections to my photo submissions.

    Another source indicates that the stone building in the top photo was used as an ice house. The bottom photo was the trolley stop. The structures are adjacent to Shady Lane where the old Hake home and greenhouse are located.

  2. Steve Kohr says:

    Thanks for posting my property. If you want any more info, call me any time.
    577.5718
    Thanks!
    Steve

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