Category Archives: YorkEats: Hogmaw & such

Springetts development 50 years ago: ‘When Ye Old Valley Inn was dismantled, the findings were amazing’

The York Valley Inn, believed to have dated back to before York County, Pa.’s founding in 1749, came down in 1962. The servers pictured here must have known of its significance because they use it as a backdrop as they … Continue reading

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Bud’s Drive-In, York, Pa.: You’d phone in your order of deep fried dinner rolls from your booth

The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Paul Kuehnel spotted this 1940s Crosley at the 2400 block of South George Street, downhill from Joppa Road on the left. But what about Bud’s Drive-In? Joan Concilio’s Only in York County blog is the go-to place for answers about old eateries around York County, Pa. And her readers placed the restaurant along that stretch of South George Street. A distinctive about the eatery? You ordered your meal via telephone from your table.

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5 pictures show Red Lion’s move to strengthen its walkable downtown

Downtown Red Lion, Pa., is in an expansion mode. The borough’s downtown is already one of the most walkable among small towns in York County. Here’s the Red Brick Bakery & Tea Room, 55 N. Main St., expanding into space … Continue reading

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Documenting Adams County barns: Now, this is what a barn should look like

Linked in/Neat stuff below: New book on rural electrification/Wonton soup at York eatery in 1978 Now this is what a barn should look like. Painted red. Overhanging forebay. Built into a bank. Inside, heavy hewn wood posts making up its … Continue reading

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Penn Street Farmers’ Market: 7 views help tell its 150-year-old story

The Civil War was over, and York County, Pa., was striving to return to its life of relative peace as a farming community. The Industrial Revolution would come in full in a few years, and the fertile, well-watered county and … Continue reading

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The First Post: 6 views of how Springettsbury Township’s old Road House Restaurant building has changed

Maybe it’s because many people in York County, Pa., have seen so many significant structures come down in the past five years. Or 50 years. But the preservation of the house best known as the former Road House restaurant has … Continue reading

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Change is seen in small towns – and big – around York County, Pa.

Linked in/Neat stuff: New owner for York Wallcovering/Historic Preservation matters Here’s Exhibit A indicating the transition of York County, Pa., from its industrial roots to a service and information economy. In this case, the example involves a cottage industry. Or … Continue reading

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This landmark Emigsville building has been consumed with food for a century or more

Linked in/Neat stuff: ‘The Tinker’/All roads lead from York, Pa. Many people know this landmark structure in Emigsville as the ‘My Favorite Deli.’ But way before that, the building served as a Grange Hall.  One hundred years ago in York County … Continue reading

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Let’s just call Hellam Township’s Jim Mack’s a sanctuary for people

The official name is Jim Mack’s Ice Cream/Cones and Clubs, but locally everyone calls it Mack’s or Jim Mack’s. And it’s home to Little Ricki, an 18-year-old female bear, its mascot for the past 16 years. Mack’s is a local institution … Continue reading

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A community celebrates at Central Market: Surely, this is York County, Pa., at its best

Surely, this is York County, Pa., at its best. The community came together for a New Year’s celebration at Central Market. For years, the market’s hours were limited to market day. Now, this gathering place serves as such on other days – and nights. In its early years, 125-plus years ago, it served as a place for conventions and religious services and more. So the recent use of the market house for celebrations – coming together moments – such as this one represents change for the better. This photo, by the YDR’s Jason Plotkin, has served as the cover photo for the York Daily Record’s Facebook page since New Year’s. We realize we posted a ‘York County at its best’ photo in the last YorkTownSquare post. And we might have one next post. When we run across photos that say a lot about York County’s goodness, you’ll find them on this blog.

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