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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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How the ‘Barnes Dance’ allowed you to cross this York, Pa., intersection at any angle

After I suggested that people were jaywalking at this mystery York, Pa., intersection, a YDR Facebook commenter stated: ‘This was NOT jaywalking. It was a short-lived intersection plan called “Barnes’ Dance” … . All vehicular traffic was stopped, and all pedestrian traffic was allowed to cross at any angle. It did not last long. Eventually the city returned to the customary configuration.’ But the History Mystery remains. What city intersection are you seeing here?

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Lincoln’s funeral train in York, Pa.: ‘He was crucified for us’

April is the 150th anniversary of world-shaking events. The Civil War ended, and President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. This Northern Central Railway shows the times the slain President Abraham Lincoln’s train was to pass through the rail towns in York County, Pa. The train, indeed, rolled by , stopping only in New Freedom, to pick up Gov. Andrew Curtin, and in York, where a team of women from the town placed flowers on the funeral bier. The president was shot on Good Friday, and he was honored in Easter services and a special mid-week service at Christ Lutheran Church. So when his funeral train was stopped in York, Easter themes were top of mind. ‘He was crucified for us,’ a black man was heard to say.

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York, Pa.’s, skyline: Where was the photographer standing to get this one?

York, Pa., Daily Record photographers has been capturing some interesting outdoor photographs of high school sports all-star groups. This photo came from a different ‘shoot,’ providing the cover of the basketball preview tab. We’re presenting it here because this photograph is outstanding, literally, and its compelling setting, with those historic buildings in the background. So, let’s test your downtown York, Pa. What are the tall buildings at left, center and right? Also, where are the players and photographer, Kate Penn, standing?

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Nature took down two York County landmarks in Billy Foust’s town

Linked in/Neat stuff: Gettysburg museum to close/York’s love affair with oysters This photograph, sans foliage, gives a clear view of what’s left of the smokestack in Foustown after lightning crashed into its top in 2012 and a demolition team took … Continue reading

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York County quiz: Check out your local history smarts

A fun part of the History Mystery quizzes on York, Pa., Daily Record’s Facebook page is engaging with the readers. In the post above and below, I went into the ‘threads,’ as the lines of comments are called, and supply more information. Meeting the reader is part of the fun of social media.

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Starbucks will observe its 20th anniversary in York County next year. Time really passes fast.

At York Town Square, we like serendipity. When we ran across this aerial photo of the Starbucks roasting plant in Manchester Township, we knew it would perk interest.

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25 years after it closed, will York’s old Zion Lutheran Church building gain new life?

The cornerstone of York, Pa.’s, Zion Lutheran Church was laid in 1850. The reason for building the church? English was fast becoming the language for services in Lutheran churches in York County. St. Paul’s had separated from the mother church, Christ Lutheran, in 1836 over that issue. Zion formed as an English-speaking part of Christ Church’s congregation in 1847. The congregation worshipped at this site behind the York County Courthouse until 1989, when the congregation moved to Manchester Township and closed its longtime home. Here, a group looks at Zion Lutheran’s former sanctuary for possible Christian ministries use.

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York, Pa.’s, new Princess Street Bridge won’t allow four-lane traffic underneath. Prudent or shortsighted?

York, Pa.’s College Avenue Bridge was built to allow four-lane traffic to pass underneath, allowing for another entry/exit to York. The aging Princess Street Bridge is to be replaced with no such space for a highway to pass under its deck, effectively shuttering that four-lane vision.

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Part II: Recent books demonstrate York County has much history to explore, and researchers are digging into it

This is the cover of a new book about the mother church of York County’s Lutherans, titled ‘On the Codorus, The History of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church York, Pennsylvania 1733 through 2011.’ A summary on the York County Heritage Trust … Continue reading

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