Category Archives: Unsung/obscure sites

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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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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Recognizing Glen Rock’s Neuhaus brothers: Sellers of everything from field plows to dynamite

Linked in/Neat stuff: John Schmidt’s memoirs/WW I in Muddy Creek Forks That’s the Arthur Hufnagel Public Library in Glen Rock, right, before it became known as that. In its day, this pair of buildings, operated by the Neuhaus brothers, sold … 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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6 unsung places to discover in your own York County backyard

If you haven’t been down to the Market District in York, Pa., on a Saturday morning recently, you’ve missed seeing an increase in foot traffic and shopping opportunities. Some folks go from shop to shop, picking up gifts for others … Continue reading

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The fan club of noted artist J. Horace Rudy keeps growing in York County, Pa.

Interest in the life, times and work of York artist J. Horace Rudy is growing around York, Pa. His work appears in iconic buildings, churches and homes around here and beyond, and the growing Rudy fan club is evidence that … Continue reading

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This mural dominates a building’s side in Lancaster County’s Columbia

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: York County’s tall slate, case clock/When Lassa fever hit York The Murals of … . One might be tempted to say York. But this large-scale mural is across the Susquehanna River from the city of murals … Continue reading

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