Linked in/Neat stuff below: Slate experts coming to York County/The Avenues revisited
‘Some York architecture happiness,’ York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Paul Kuehnel wrote in a Tweet. Indeed. It also shows the old and the new in York, Pa. The 1878 Laurel/Rex Fire Company House is at bottom. A design from 56 Urban Provisions, in the Royal Square district, appears at top. The retailer bills itself as a ‘modern-day general store.’ It’s ‘part pantry, part apothecary, part cafe, part home store, part gift shop, part clothing boutique. 56 is an essentials emporium.’ So we see an interesting contrast between a working, iconic 19th-century firehouse with one of the new boutiques popping up around York city. Also of interest: York, Pa.’s, Laurel and Rex firehouse: ‘May it be preserved for all time’.
Other neat stuff from all over … .
An international group from the National Slate Association is visiting Delta on April 18 as part of its Baltimore convention.
York countians are familiar with slate roofs – we have many around the county and slate was mined in the Delta-Peach Bottom Township region until the World War I era.
The National Slate Association’s website states this about still-in-demand slate roofs:
‘Slate occurs in many colors, textures and thicknesses offering a variety of choices for the designer. It will display its own set of natural colors from stark blacks to soft tans, greens and purples. There is a color or mix of colors that will complement any architecture and style of building structure.’
Something old and new: When was the last time you heard a German service in a York County church?
The Avenues revisited: The York Daily Record’s series on city neighborhoods continues with a in-depth visit to The Avenues… . Two Queen Anne-style homes are neighbors in The Avenues. That’s the well-known restoration, Lady Linden, at right.
Second vet remembered: Another bridge has been dedicated to a Vietnam War fighting man Randy Schell, killed in 1968… .
Unsung artist: Don Everhart is an artist behind the design of U.S. coins… .
History Mystery: A blue caboose in … .