Category Archives: Notable images

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Picturing History recalls York, Pa.’s ‘second banana’ Hotel Penn

‘My interest in the Hotel Penn,’ Jim Hubley wrote in the York, Pa., Daily Record on Jan. 26, 1985, ‘goes back to when, as a tot, I was impressed with the long, long porch which fronted the building in the early 1920s. In summer the porch was filled with guests rocking away or nestled comfortably with with their feet resting atop the porch railing. To me, it represented the height of affluence.’

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Foodstruck event offers insight about direction York, Pa., is heading

The Foodstruck event the other day was successful in every respect. Just the 8,500-plus who made it there to munch on the Foodstruck fare made it so. Beyond the obvious, the event helps underscore a change that has been taking place for years in York, Pa. As the the following photos show, the event brought swarms of people to the arts district, scene of many downtown festivities nowadays.

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5 views of York County, Pa.’s old Guinston Church, then & now, inside & out

Southeastern York County, Pa.’s, Guinston Presbyterian Church, one of York County’s oldest houses of worship, is seen here in this undated photo. An interesting point here in this photo, part of YDR.com’s Picturing History series then and now project.

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Two newspaper artists documented York County life 50 years ago

Walt Partymiller was best known around York as a newspaper cartoonist. His work appeared on the front page of J.W. Gitt’s Gazette & Daily from the post World War II era to the mid-1970s. He also painted landscapes, as this … Continue reading

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When York, Pa.’s Post Office stood like a lighthouse

Yes, this is the old turn-of-the-20th-century post office, Beaver and Philadelphia in York, Pa. A favorite building for many visitors to the arts district. It’s now part Lighthouse Youth Center Ministry of the York Rescue Mission, below. YDR photographer Paul Kuehnel, who has been inside the structure, says it joins up with adjoining Gethsemane Hall to provide a spacious recreational facility.

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These 6 photos show what’s behind the gates at beautiful Shady Lane estate

The closing of a stone arch bridge on the Shady Lane estate in York County’s East Manchester Township gives YorkTownSquare.com an opportunity to provide more images from this beautiful place. The photo shows what most people know about the estate – those distinctive gates on the road between Emigsville and Manchester.

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1740s Golden Plough Tavern to celebrate 50th anniversary party

The Golden Plough Tavern, that 1740s landmark in downtown York, will be the center of attention in May. The York County Heritage Trust, operator of the old tavern, will throw a birthday party at its West Market Street site. York artist Cliff Satterthwaite was there when the old building was restored 50 years ago – the topic of the birthday party.

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Picturing History: Who says things never change in York, Pa.?

Then and now. Then was 1890, top. Now is 2014, below. This is the view looking east in the first block of York, Pa.’s, West Philadelphia Street in York.

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Picturing History in York: When faces of 1941 cross paths with shoppers in 2014

Picturing York, a series of photographs combining the old and the new with a special technological flare, chose York, Pa.’s, Central Market as its first topic. It’s a good choice. The market is an icon of York and a central player in the burgeoning arts district.

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York, Pa., had a famous V-J Day kissing scene, too

You’ve all seen the photo of the famous V-J Day kiss in New York City (see below). Well, York County, Pa., scored its own such kiss that evening as well, as shown in this photo from The Gazette and Daily.

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