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Award-winning Manchester Township Historical Property Review: ‘This stately house was the home of Dr. Adam Eisenhart’

This is the 1800s home of Dr. Adam Eisenhart, now part of the Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene’s campus in Manchester Township, Pa. It’s among scores of properties on the Manchester Township Historical Society’s Historical Property Review. A digital file on the building lists the property of high historical value. ‘According to census data and genealogy research, the 1860 owner was Dr. Adam Eisenhart, 1811-1872. His wife was Leah Ferry (or Ferree), 1820-1882,’ the property review states. The historical society’s review consists of a mapped, searchable database of such historical structures.

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This York, Pa., building, mysterious for years, now is used as a crematorium

This York County, Pa., building and its smokestack have brought up all kinds of stories, often spooky, over the years. It’s now used as a crematorium. So where does this building stand? Btw, what was its original use?

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The Susquehanna’s riverbed: What can you do with a face like that?

The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Jason Plotkin’s photos from above the Norman Wood Bridge are telling for several reasons. With a Susquehanna River bed like that, it’s obvious why the river over the centuries could not be navigated – or at least navigated by flatboats only in certain rainy seasons. It’s also why canals had to be put in on both sides of the river so that farmers and merchants could get their goods to market on the Chesapeake Bay.

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Gen. Jacob L. Devers’ famous hero’s ride came in R. W. Bowman’s Cadillac

Gen. Jacob L. Devers receives a hero’s welcome back after leading two Allied armies in Europe in World War II. A York resident believes the Cadillac he is riding in was owned by his grandfather. This photo is part of … Continue reading

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65 years in York, Pa.: Three generations of Hayman photographers have rolled from film to digital

Pros at Hayman Studio mug for the camera at the North York commercial photographer’s quarter-century mark in the late 1970s. The third-generation firm of photographers is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. Also of interest: Check out this view of … Continue reading

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York’s rock ‘n’ market house: When Central Market becomes a musical venue

Linked in/Neat stuff: A fitting tribute to James Getty/Difficult World War II days This is a fun type of adaptive reuse. Take a 125-year-old market house and turn it into a concert venue. Actually, Central Market was used from its … Continue reading

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One man’s opinion about popular opinion in York, Pa., in 1892: ‘Let well enough alone’

George S. Schmidt penned this essay for the York Gazette on Feb. 6, 1892, urging York, Pa., residents to wake up and inhale the spirit of progress, as one of the city’s newspapers was then doing. Industrialist A.B. Farquhar was … Continue reading

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Top York Town Square blog posts: Check out this best-hit list in September 2015

Stories and photos about the Lafayette Club, for years the bastion of York’s elite, are always popular with readers. It’s their opportunity to see inside this mansion, a men’s-only place for much of its long history that ended in 2012. … Continue reading

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York Pa. building reuse: You can’t tell the value of a building by the way it looks

Interesting how this works: A building that looks like a warehouse – it was a warehouse – can win awards, serve as a hub for entrepreneurship, create jobs as an incubator and offer a place for young people to achieve. … Continue reading

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Back to the Year 2000 in York, Pa.: Much has changed in 15 years

Remember these buildings, even those Ohio Blenders’ silos in the background? That’s the old P & S Motors’ North Beaver Street site, right. All these buildings are no more, giving way about a decade ago to the Northwest Triangle development … Continue reading

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