Derek Dilks is a history-minded developer. His most recent project is renovation of the Pullman apartments in York, Pa., former home of the city’s noted, early 20th-century noted automaker. While visiting the Hotel Hershey, he came across this display (and shared this photo) about noted York artist J. Horace Rudy (1870-1940), whose work from a century ago still graces homes and buildings around York County. Rudy came to York from Pittsburgh, and his work then extended beyond the borders of his adopted home. The placard under Rudy’s portrait reads: ‘Rudy, a stained glass artist from York, PA, was responsible for design and construction of the windows found in the Circular Dining Room. And the label under the dining room drawing states: ‘Called a “cartoon” in stained glass lingo, this facsimile of the Circular Dining Room window design shows Mr. Rudy’s attention to detail. Included are the many hand painted birds native to our area that embellish these windows.’ Also of interest: J. Horace Rudy’s painting surfaces: His name imprinted on York, Pa.’s, arts memory.
Other neat, unrelated stuff from all over (if photos don’t appear on our mobile device, click on the date) … .
Light in darkness: A compelling story about a member of the Greatest Generation … .
Valuable drawing: Simple 19th-century art from a country artist worth $10,000 … .
Museum on wheels: That’s what the annual street rod invasion has been tagged. The 2015 invasion starts this week … .
— YDR online (@ydrcom) May 26, 2015
+++ History Mystery: More than just a community ballfield … .