In Hanover, Evening Sun’s newsroom moving into former Tanger Hardware space

Linked in/Neat stuff: Holland Tobacco Shop?/York Post Office as fun venue?
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These steps lead to … well upstairs at The Evening Sun’s new digs in the old Tanger Hardware building, 37 Broadway, in downtown Hanover, Pa. The newsroom and advertising departments will work on two floors of the former retailer. The Evening Sun specializes in digital gathering and delivery of news and other content, in addition to its three-day-a-week newspaper. So in an interesting twist of how language and business changes, Hanover has a digital newsroom specializing in use of software moving into former hardware store space. See an additional photo of this wonderful office space below. And check out this series about York County stairs: These steps lead to nowhere. Also of interest: Hanover stands as York County’s oldest borough.

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Some members of the Evening Sun staff take in the view of the downtown via the large second-story window. The newsroom will move from its longtime Baltimore Street home into the renovated space in the next couple of months, in time to cover in 2015: the 200th anniversary of the incorporation of Hanover as a borough, the 100th anniversary of the Hanover tornado of 1915 and the 100th anniversary of the newspaper. For more photos, check out this Evening Sun Media Center.

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Other neat stuff from all over… .

Mark Simmons emailed seeking information about Holland Cigars and Tobacco.

My excerpted and edited reply:

“As you research shows, there were hundreds of cigarmakers and tobacco shops all over York County.

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“There might be information at the York County Heritage Trust Library, www.yorkheritage.org, on that particular shop. But there were so many shops … .

“By the way, one of the things that has struck me most significantly is that people knew the high nicotine content of local cigars. I thought the impact of nicotine was relatively recent in origin. Check out this story.

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Another event venue

Backstairs at the old York Post Office.

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Glen Rock history: On Oct. 28, Glenn Geiple will talk about various changes to undertaking since the Geiple Funeral Home was founded in 1880. Details, check out the historical society’s website. The Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society Museum will be open Nov. 9 from 2 to 4 pm.

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History mystery: Well, the rain might have dampened the colors but hopefully not your ability to answer this quiz.

About Jim McClure

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

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