Category Archives: Genealogy/research

This cityscape art featuring York’s Central Market hangs in … York’s Central Market

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Big auction in Biglerville/An archives awaiting discovery Yes, there’s artwork popping up everywhere around the city of York, Pa. And the art pictured here is appropriately in the Market/Arts District.  Penn Mar Human Services recently assembled … Continue reading

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Obscure WeCo plaque reflects early days of York City’s development rebirth

Linked in/Neat stuff: York Safe & Lock file damaged/Mayflies in history? This plaque, affixed to this 234 W. Market St.  building  in York, Pa.’s WeCo district, hangs there in plain sight. And it details the life and accomplishments of high … Continue reading

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Off-year, off-season election musings: Leader and Wolf families have impact on York County, Pa.

This is a story of two front pages and two venerable York, Pa., families. Next to the York Daily Record copy machine the other day, I ran across a copy of The Gazette and Daily front page. One of our … Continue reading

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Old blue Conrail caboose in Red Lion to receive a good sandblasting – and a coat of red paint

Linked in/Neat stuff: Digging under York’s train station/George Sheets’ book coming out in fall Crews prepare to move the old Conrail caboose stored near Dallastown to the Red Lion train station. The late-1940s or early 1950s cab has been sitting … Continue reading

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Solomon Meyer founded Die York Gazette, but his newspapering went downhill from there

This May 20, 1796 edition, is the earliest extant version of Die York Gazette, an anti-Federalist publication that also reflected the dry humor of the Pennsylvania Dutch. It tells about brewer Hannes’  bout with an old hermit. Hannes produced a … Continue reading

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York’s East Side district: A little industrial, some residential, a bit of history and several notable people

This is Dallas Street in York’s East Side district. And that’s Jasmyn Figueroa, right, whose family moved to this neighborhood  from West Market Street. A York, Pa., Daily Record story on this district explains that the family needed more space. … Continue reading

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York Safe & Lock expert: ‘People are always asking me what a safe is worth?’

You’ve met southeastern York County, Pa., businessman Fred Beihl before. He’s an auctioneer and appraiser, which brings him into contact with valuable things from the past. One specialty is safes. And locks. And old products from York Safe & Lock. Of course, … Continue reading

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What is a community connector? York, Pa., columnist Gordon Freireich defines that important role

York Sunday News columnist and community connector Gordon A. Freireich was honored at Martin Library last week. A fund has been set up in his name to purchase new books for Martin Library. Freireich, center, is pictured with Allan Dameshek, … Continue reading

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First St. John’s Lutheran: Telling this York church’s 140-year-old story in architecture

First St. John’s Lutheran Church is observing its 140th anniversary this year.  This is the first of a monthly series in this anniverary year by local architectural expert Terry Downs. Dutchie, as he’s known around social media, undertook a similar … Continue reading

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Market & Beaver in York, Pa.: Intersection is changing from the day Hillary Clinton took stage there

Royal Square developers are eyeing the longtime home of the Police Heritage Museum on York, Pa.’s, West Market Street. The museum incorporated 20 years ago and moved into the building (the low building, second from right) between Weinbrom Jewelers and the old Woolworth’s store after that. Royal Square is looking at the Police Museum’s 54 W. Market St. building for retail space. Right now, Police Museum officials aren’t commenting about what this means to the place that has artifacts going back to the 1700s.

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