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Dutch Club’s story reflects changing life in York, Pa.

Linked in/Neat stuff: Yorkbloggers win preservation award/Stately Biesecker Mill interests people The Dutch Club fire this week appears to have spelled the end of a York, Pa., landmark building. The club was founded as a gathering spot for Germans in … Continue reading

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YorkTownSquare.com stories you like best: 10 most-viewed posts so far in 2015

The Red Lion Country Club’s banquet hall erupts in flames in February, as captured by  Yoe Fire Company Deputy Chief Grant Gouker. News and analysis about this fire attracted widespread interest, demonstrated by a No. 4 ranking among all YorkTownSquare.com … Continue reading

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How York County, Pa., changes, in four easy views

Springettsbury Township’s new firehall began the way all good projects do. With a concept and a felt need to modernize. That idea turned into an architectural drawing for a site – about a mile east of its longtime home along the Lincoln Highway. On one level, the need to modernize considering the regional nature of Springettsbury fire and emergency medical services makes a compelling argument. On the other, York County loses more green space. It costs tax dollars. And you have to look at what’s left behind

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Old and new in York, Pa.: Captured in one photograph

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. … Continue reading

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AMP’s early story in Pennsylvania: Glen Rock cigar factory rolled into electronics plant

The former J. C. Winter Cigar factory at 18 Winter Avenue was the first AMP site in Pennsylvania. From there, AMP located its electronics and connector businesses in plants in small towns across York County’s landscape and other rural areas. … Continue reading

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Red Lion Country Club: A short history of this longtime landmark, damaged by fire today

An early morning fire badly damaged the old Red Lion Country Club building.This 1956 clipping, from York County Heritage Trust files, shows one of the improvements to the York Township building. Like the Hanover Country Club’s Abbottown location, the Red Lion Country Club has sat on land originally purchased in 1937. The club has not operated as such for several years and is currently owned – and placed up for sale – by the Red Lion School District.

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Fire in hamlet of Sunnyburn damages Lower Chanceford landmark

Linked in/Neat stuff: Helb’s family remembered/Grammy gift bags made in Hanover When you see an old building this large in a rural area, you know it has an interesting past. A fire elevated this Lower Chanceford building into the news … Continue reading

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Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Co. has protected ‘the Rock’ since 1901 – before-and-after views

Linked in/Neat stuff: Cold Springs Park recalled/Young George Washington on mural +++ The Glen Rock, Pa., Hose and Ladder Co.’s engine house was completed in 1904. This home base for the fire company, ‘Protector of the Rock since 1901’ as … Continue reading

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Sunday big day for history in Glen Rock, Pa.

This plaque will be dedicated Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Glen Rock Fire Company. The dedication will be part of a day of activities in this historic southern York County borough. Also of interest: Good night in Glen Rock: Dinner … Continue reading

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