York County History Mystery: This 1893 mansion’s makeover has given it new life

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People love old houses around York County, Pa. This is a landmark mansion in a York County, Pa., town where it has stood for years – since 1893. It has been renovated since this photo was initially published, gained new tenants and is part of efforts to revive its town’s downtown. Can you ID this big house? Here’s the answer. Check out this story and photos about this grand, renovated place, including its most notable, longtime tenant. Also of interest: More York County quizzes and fun tests.
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Puzzling over History Mystery quizzes over at YDR’s Facebook page, like the one above, is a twice-a-day pastime.

So as we do weekly on this blog, we are give you a sampling of those posts – 6 of them. See how you do and if you’re on a mobile device and the photo doesn’t appear, click on the date.

History Mystery: The mystery man in the portrait took on several vocations – trucking, pastor, restaurant owner and…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Sunday, June 7, 2015

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History Mystery: This #Crosley is a rolling billboard for a long-gone #YorkPa eatery. So for fans of Bud’s with good…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Monday, June 8, 2015

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History Mystery: A few years ago, This worker was rehabbing a 142-foot-tall #York / #Adams church steeple. It was a…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Saturday, June 6, 2015

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History Mystery: Many of you remember loading into the car and driving to #Gettysburg to see these panels, then all in…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Saturday, June 6, 2015

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History Mystery: This is a rare site around #YorkPa – a World War I monument. It can’t be missed it you pass through…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Thursday, June 4, 2015

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History Mystery: This #YorkPa apartment building recently changed into new hands, and the new owner plans to renovate…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Thursday, June 4, 2015

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History Mystery: The familiar clock might give away this #YorkPa scene, which will be changing renovated in the months…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Friday, June 5, 2015

*Top photo courtesy Evening Sun in Hanover

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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