How did Springettsbury Township’s ‘Glades’ get its name?

Neat stuff below: York from on high/Springetts’ original firehall/Hoke House
The turnover in ownership at the Glades Auction House prompted a visit to this Springettsbury Township landmark. But that news raises a question about how that area got its unusual name. The short answer is that it came from an area without trees lining the road to Vinegar Ferry. Here, a veterans monument sites outside the auction house. Also of interest: Druck Valley, Glades area offers beautiful scenery for Sunday afternoon drive.

Glades Auction House was originally a two-room school house. In has served as an auction house since 1952. Also of interest: Springetts collector attracts ‘Antiques Roadshow’s’ Kenos.

More neat stuff from all over … .

Hoke House: This local man says his family building this Spring Grove landmark.

Best of blogs: Buffy’s World’s provides a glimpse of the best posts in the past week: Don’t miss!

Springetts business: Yorkblogger Stephen Smith lists some of the businesses that have been located in the original Springettsbury Township fire station: What do Fire House, Woozy Moose and Casablanca have in Common?


About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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