Linked in/Neat stuff: Maple Donuts expands/Hoke House stands
Mills, churches and one-room schools (see a school example below) are among the landmarks that persist in York County, Pa., when other buildings fall into ruins. Many of these buildings were built of stone or brick and are sturdy enough that they can be used for other purposes. Old mills house businesses, apartments and even private dwellings, such as the The Stone Mill near Glenville in southwestern York County seen here. Paul E. Hoffman, who submitted this photo to ydr.com’s photo gallery, described the mill as ‘picture-perfect after an early December snowfall.’ Of course, some houses last, too, and Spring Grove’s Hoke House (see below) hopefully will be in that group for decades longer. Also of interest: Mining a rich vein of southwestern York County’s religious history and Otts Hufnagel writes about Glen Rock’s first mill, aka, the Glen Rock Mill Inn.
Neat stuff from all over … .
A York County resident, after reading my York Sunday News column on York’s surrender in the Civil War, pointed out a poem by York’s poet laureate Carla Christopher Carla Christopher:
“I don’t think that I have ever seen this poem published in the papers but it should be; and it should be part of York’s ongoing history, as Yorkers look back and wonder about these things,” she wrote.
That YouTube video of Carla’s reciting her work is: “June 28, 1863.”
Homegrown donut: Maple Donuts, York County’s native donut, is expanding its Springettsbury Township facilities. Nice to see that growth. This leads to the question about your favorite donut – Maple Donut or someone’s else’s? Please comment below.
Hoke House: York County Commissioner Doug Hoke says this historic Spring Grove house won’t be immediately demolished. Owner Rutter’s is holding off demolition of this mid-1700s structure.
Jazzers: The Jazz Age came alive for an evening at the York County Heritage Trust’s Tin Pan Tuesday. Check out these photos: Tin Pan.