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On our 10th-year anniversary of blogging, York Town Square is moving to another platform on the York Daily Record’s brand new website, WWW.YDR.com.

York Town blog’s new address is WWW.YDR.COM/blog/yorktownsquare. So please bookmark it.

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B.F. Willis design + J. Horace Rudy stained glass windows = Beautiful Zion Church on York’s Penn Park

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Skateboard deck art?/When Devers paraded through York, Pa. Ah, a beautiful site from the camera of the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Jason Plotkin. Those are Zion United Church of Christ’s windows made a century ago by … Continue reading

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Big barns in Library of Congress photograph identified as Avalongs in Springettsbury Township

These barn photos are part of a recent picture release from Yale University of Library of Congress photos from the 1930s and 1940s. They were commissioned by the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information. The photographs often lack detailed caption information, such as this one, which was labeled as a large dairy barn in York County, Pa. But this photo looks like Avalong barns in Springettsbury Township.

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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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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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Southcentral Pa.’s Good Roads Jubilee in 1921: ‘Longest automobile parade in U.S. history’

Some folks travel on Route 462 and Route 30 in York County, Pa., without a thought that they are moving on important ground in the history of the nation’s highway system. That road – still the most heavily used east/west route in York County – was the best Atlantic/Pacific route a century ago.

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Sears, Roebuck in York, Pa.: The retailer was an early adopter of the move to suburbia

Linked in/Neat stuff: New use for Lafayette Club/Broad Street Market’s night hours Ah, yes, the old Sears building on West Market Street, York, Pa., as seen in this York County Heritage Trust photo. Its many signs make sure there’s no … Continue reading

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Adaptive reuse in York County, Pa., of an above ground/underground musical kind

Linked in/Neat stuff: Stewartstown’s new caboose/Jeeps return home in World War II Let’s just call it a form of adaptive reuse, reshaping an old site with a different purpose from its original use. Here we have the Sign of the … Continue reading

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These 20 pro sports celebrities have York County ties

York County, Pa., has produced its second NFL Hall of Famer – Ron Wolf. Here, he is seen in this Associated Press photo with a bust of  himself. That’s his son, Eliot, at his induction ceremony last weekend. York County’s … Continue reading

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