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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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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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This York City house was not a church or Masonic lodge. It was the Menough house

This house at 448 W. Philadelphia St. in York, Pa., was building in time to be included in ‘The York County Sesquicentennial Book – 1749-1899. The souvenir book specialized in photos of city people and noteworthy buildings. ‘It is a solid, stone building in a block of row homes. Most people think it is a church or some sort of citadel, perhaps a former Masonic lodge. It is, indeed, a home,’ York, Pa., Sunday News columnist Gordon Freireich wrote.

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York’s one-way street pattern put in place to combat post-World War II traffic congestion

York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Paul Kuehnel captures fellow photographer Bill Schintz as he assesses the prospect of two-way traffic outside his East Market Street photo studio. Background posts: East Market Street’s New York Wire factory whistle concert: ‘We’d … Continue reading

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