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Lafayette Club’s murals could expose York, Pa., history to a different audience

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Yorktowne Hotel for sale/Hake brothers in WW II Gordon Freireich’s recent York Sunday News column reminds you that there’s a treasure on the walls of the Lafayette Club. Murals of York in 1825, courtesy of the … Continue reading

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Dutch Club’s story reflects changing life in York, Pa.

Linked in/Neat stuff: Yorkbloggers win preservation award/Stately Biesecker Mill interests people The Dutch Club fire this week appears to have spelled the end of a York, Pa., landmark building. The club was founded as a gathering spot for Germans in … Continue reading

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The scenes behind York, Pa.’s landmark First National Bank/Citizens Bank building

The stained-art panels by noted York artist J. Horace Rudy hang in the old First National Bank building, aka Citizens National Bank. Developer Derek Dilks, who is acquiring the Continental Square building, opened the 1920s structure for a recent tour. Here, Cliff … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at York, Pa.’s landmark First National Bank building

This landmark Continental Square building in York started as First National Bank in the 1920s. It weathered the Depression and then its signs changed several times over the years. Citizens Bank was the last shingle to hang there, removed in 2012. Now developer Derek Dilks is looking to give the building new life, planning a restaurant and apartments. That would represent a major change of life and activity to York’s main square, which has experienced much life and activity since the town was founded in 1741.

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New way of seeing York, Pa., Part 2: Rail trail opens up new vistas of city

Linked in/Neat stuff: Emig Mansion open house/Historians tour old bank building York, Pa., Daily Record photographer Paul Kuehnel wrote this view from the York County Heritage Rail Trail, north of York city (seen in background): ‘Moon, old willow, over the … Continue reading

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York’s One Marketway West, or Bear’s Store, by either name, has long been key part Continental Square

One Marketway West, associated with York County government in recent years, will be remodeled into about 50 residential units, a restaurant and underground parking, according to a recent York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News story. An investors group acquired the Continental … Continue reading

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Atop Chickies Rock: The lower Susquehanna River’s No. 1 lookout post

Linked in/Neat stuff, below: Digging Camp Security/Yorktowne Hotel’s lobby, 1956 Ah, the popular view of the Susquehanna River – and York County across the waterway – from Chickies Rock. This is looking upstream. Chickies Rock is named after the American Indian … Continue reading

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How bad is crime in York, Pa.? It’s an old question for the city but a good one

The fair question has been posed: How bad is crime in York City? Here are two responses: The downtown’s core is safe and is increasingly inviting. And what’s new about crime in York city or, for that matter, in York … Continue reading

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York County enjoys its big anniversaries – and there’s a lot of history to enjoy

This mega York County, Pa., celebration came in 1927, the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the Articles of Confederation. It looked back to the days when Continental Congress met in York. It included a pageant, seen here, and the posting of large paintings of patriots around York’s square.

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York, Pa.’s own Snow Horizontal Cross Compound Pumping Engine installed in new Bethlehem museum

The big pump has some amazing stats, according to a York, Pa., Daily Record story: Weight, 115 tons; Daily pumping capacity, 8 million gallons a day; years in active use by the York Water Co., 1914-1956; and foundation size in new home, 78 cubic yards of concrete. The new home for this Snow Horizontal Cross Compound Pumping Engine is the National Museum of Industrial History under construction in Bethlehem. York County’s Agricultural and Industrial Museum has a big pump, too, a vertical compressor from York Corporation, now Johnson Controls. And a twin of this pumping engine resides today in the York Water Co.’s pumping station.

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