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Oversized public art in York County, Pa.: ‘The green bike’s seat is a bit over 10′ high’

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: New book on Gen. Jacob L. Devers/Mystery statue York County, Pa., is serious about its public art. These sculptures, presented on the VeloPhoto York blog,  stand along the York County’s main rail trail north of Seven … Continue reading

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Abe Lincoln was here: Really, he was – in Hanover Junction. This garden reminds you of his visit

Linked in/Neat stuff: Where is George Washington Memorial Plaza?/Unsung York Town Craftsmen Guild profiled This garden, easy to overlook, is tucked near the road and the historic train station at Hanover Junction. Its focus point is a bust of Abraham … 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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Change in York, Pa.: Compelling photo tells the story of an old neighborhood coming down

Linked in/Neat stuff: Jacob Devers & Ike Eisenhower/Reuse for Met Ed’s old steam plant We hear from former Yorkers living elsewhere that photos of change in real time – like this one by the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Paul Kuehnel … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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York, Pa.’s signal tower to be preserved: ‘Towers … kept the railroad moving’

This tall structure in the York Street area of York City will remain standing as the area around it changes. Buildings in the 200 blocks of York and Chestnut streets will come down. Think Loud Development is looking to make … Continue reading

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