Category Archives: York County aerial photos

The county from the air.

No, this is not Toad Manor. It’s the Hobbit House in York, Pa.

It’s called ‪the Hobbit House around York, Pa., and you can’t help but to look its way when you drive by it. Leslie Klinger got her wish to look inside. ‘I delivered pizza there on occasion. I was sooo excited the first time, they invited me in to have a look. Very kind and generous people,’ she wrote when this History Mystery photo appeared on the York Daily Record’s Facebook page. Another Facebook commenter, Heather Klinefelter, quipped: ‘Haha! I call it Toad Manor.’ Hobbits? Toads? We’ll side with the Hobbits. So, where does it stand? Have you ever had the opportunity to visit it?

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When York College’s campus was small, and those reservoirs on the hill were uncovered

When I was gathering content for a couple of recent posts about York College of Pennsylvania, I cam across several interesting pieces of information about this longtime York County institution. Such as this aerial photo of the then-small campus in … Continue reading

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Photographs from York College of Pennsylvania’s archives help tell the school’s story

This photograph leads a gallery of several York College of Pennsylvania images that tell the story, however briefly, of this longtime community institution. This is an architectural drawing of the York Collegiate Institute building from the noted York, Pa., Dempwolf … Continue reading

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Downtown Hanover, Pa.: Here’s how a bird viewed ‘McAllistertown’s’ square 60 years ago

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: More support for WWII hero recognition/New museum in Quecreek This bird’s-eye view shows Hanover’s Center Square in the 1950s. The equestrian statue – the Picket – stood in the middle of the square in those days. … Continue reading

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York/Adams History Mystery quiz: Where was the bird flying to get this view?

Today’s History Mystery: This is a bird’s-eye view of … ? Well, this perch has been increasingly available to members of the public in recent years. And it’s known around the world because of its role in a popular film … Continue reading

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Above Jefferson, Pa.: Memorable lunch break brings 2 neat aerial views of borough’s square

Some month ago, Eric Krebs provided us with an aerial look at Jefferson’s Square at Christmas. He’s come through again, with two daylight views of the neat green area in the middle of this southwestern York County borough. In this phot, his camera is pointed from east to west. Below, he captures the square at a lower elevation, or at least with a stronger lens. The square was in the news recently after a longtime exhibit there – a World War I cannon – was restored and remounted in this green area.

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This mystery York, Pa., intersection was built for post World War II traffic

York, Pa., Daily Record Facebook readers respond to really engage with aerial photographs. They like to figure what has changed – and what hasn’t. If you’re also a fan, check out YorkTownSquare’s aerial photo category.

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I-83 improvements causing change at Mount Rose interchange

The Budget Host Inn, seen here in 2013 after a fire, is coming down. The well-known Mount Rose Avenue motel’s footprint will be covered by improvements to Interstate 83 in York, Pa.

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York County’s Judicial Center opened 10 years ago. Can you believe it?

The entrance to the York County Judicial Center leads to a grand experience in the building’s tall atrium. The judicial center opened 10 years ago in October, 2014.

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How York Fair looked from the air in 1932, Part II

This is another 1932 York Fair photograph, courtesy of the York County Heritage Trust. What might be just as absorbing as the uncovered bandstand across the the 1926 grandstand is the area outside the York Fair’s fence. Look north in all directions, and there just isn’t much to see other than farmland. Anything else catch your eye? Please comment below. The aerial view was captured by the Madison Bay Company of East Berlin.

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