Category Archives: 1st Moravian

This York, Pa., minister converted to worldwide manufacturer

This chart shows S. Morgan Smith’s legacy – three York County, Pa., companies that operate today. Voith Hydro, American Hydro and Precision Components trace their roots to Smith, directly or indirectly. Smith was there at the beginning of a fourth company before leaving to found S. Morgan Smith: Johnson Controls, formerly York Corporation, Borg-Warner and York International, among others.

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Check out this gallery of York County’s beautiful stained-glass windows

This stained-glass window gives natural light in the sanctuary of York, Pa.’s, old Zion Lutheran Church building, closed since the mid-1990s. Other stained-glass panels that were installed in the new church in Manchester Township in 1995. This photograph is part of series of 18 stained glass windows in York County in ydr.com’s Media Center.

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What’s that ’51 Chevy doing on the roof at San Carlo’s?

That yellow 1951 Chevrolet hasn’t always been on the roof of The Hop, part of San Carlo’s Restaurant in Manchester Township, Pa. But it has become a landmark signaling folks about the restaurant/entertainment complex that incorporates an equally noteworthy barn.

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Where was this York-area bird’s-eye view taken? Linked in to York County, Pa., history, 4/16/13

Check out this photograph taken from the terrace on the steeple of Messiah United Methodist Church, North York. This photo shows a car show sponsored by the church several years ago.

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Moravian congregation, like others in York County, drew on faith in the American Revolution

Moravian Pastor George Neisser, writing in his journal from the York, Pa., congregation’s Gemeinhaus, provided a glimpse into everyday life in York Town during the Revolutionary War period. What he left for posterity was a message of struggle – and … Continue reading

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How a bird sees the original hub of York College: Linked in with neat history stuff, March 27, 2012

York College of Pennsylvania now sprawls all the way to Richland Avenue. This aerial photograph shows the eastern part of the campus, the hub from which the campus grew. This part of campus sits on York’s first golf course, later … Continue reading

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The more things change in York newspapering, the more they stay the same. Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 24, 2012

York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News Sports Editor Chris Otto flagged this front page from Jan. 15, 1972, showing a major East Market Street, York, fire. The large use of photographs resembles those used in recent years at the newspaper for … Continue reading

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York County towns loaded with colorful art treasures: Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 28, 2012

York County, Pa., residents enjoy works of art in virtually every town. They are on display in accessible public view. The artwork – stained-glass windows – are mountedin the churches that make Church Street such a common name in the … Continue reading

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A different view of the Codorus Valley: Linked in with neat York County history stuff – Aug. 23, 2011

  Many people have seen the Kreutz Creek/Codorus/Conewago Creek valley from Reservoir or Webb’s Hill south of York or from the area around the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant on Mount Rose Avenue. Here’s a lesser know view from the Dover hills, … Continue reading

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Church to celebrate 260th anniversary in 2012: Beautiful First Moravian Church in York, Pa., Part Last

</form Rudy Art Studio, a turn-of-the-20th-century York, Pa., business made this window among many for the North Duke Street building. Also of interest: All Rudy stained-glass window posts from the start and York native Steve Zirnkilton’s ‘Law & Order’ voice … Continue reading

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