Monthly Archives: February 2012

How big is that ornament atop the steeple at First Presbyterian Church in York?

Former Faith Presbyterian Church member Cleo Carr provided this portrait of his family outside North Duke Street’s Faith Presbyterian Church. A York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News story about First Pres’s 250th anniversary being celebrated this year noted that Faith’s congregation … Continue reading

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Yes, York County has a New Salem borough, but no one calls it that. Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 28, 2012

Marlin Barshinger posted this photo, owned by J.B. Fishel’s Bakery, on the reader submitted Your Photos section of ydr.com. The collectible points to the fascination many York countians hold to the hobby of finding old bottles. Former privies – outhouses … Continue reading

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The renovated Shady Dell, former south side York teen hangout, still The Dell

The Shady Dell’s snack bar area – in fact, all of the Shady Dell – has been renovated. The former south side York, Pa., teen hangout is now up for sale for those seeking a piece of York County’s past. … Continue reading

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Furniture and motorcycles, York County icons, come together in this Hanover factory-warehouse

Workers are converting the former Madison Square Furniture factory on West Elm Street in Hanover, Pa., into a motorcycle parts distribution center. That initiative combines two York County icons – furniture making and motorcycles. (Click on this photograph to enlarge. … Continue reading

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Common question: How do I crack my York Safe & Lock safe?

York, Pa.’s artisan Othmar Carli stands before one of his restoration projects – a 5,000-pound steel safe. The safe is one of many York Safe & Lock-made vaults dotting York County and the world. The old safes continue to attract … Continue reading

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The more things change in York newspapering, the more they stay the same. Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 24, 2012

York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News Sports Editor Chris Otto flagged this front page from Jan. 15, 1972, showing a major East Market Street, York, fire. The large use of photographs resembles those used in recent years at the newspaper for … Continue reading

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Who was McKay of York College McKay Hall fame?

For decades, The McKay Company, 850 Grantley Road in York, made chain, welding products and automatic welding equipment. The long-closed company is back in the news because York College is expanding McKay’s already expansive former building. This photograph, from ‘Greater … Continue reading

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Can you locate this beautiful, bucolic York County scene? Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb.22, 2012

The hills in York County, Pa., offer many scenic views but here’s one that might not be as well known as say, from Roundtop Mountain Resort in northern York County or Reservoir Hill, south of York. Can you place this … Continue reading

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How a photograph of a creeping Voith runner tells a 1,000 words about change in York County

A large runner from Voith Hydro prepares to cross the York County Heritage Rail Trail on Valentine’s Day. Meanwhile, a cyclist spins along the trail.  The scene illustrates the new (service industry represented by cyclist) and the old (Voith’s heavy … Continue reading

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Where in the world is Washington Township in York County, home of top dog Malachy

This outdoor chapel is on the grounds of the Bermudian Church of the Brethren, in Washington Township in western York County. It’s one of York County’s most beautiful scenes, the benches and cross overlooking Bermudian Creek. (Click to enlarge; see … Continue reading

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