Tag Archives: Downtown York

Here’s a York County, Pa., view that you won’t see everyday

At York Town Square, we like showing you views of things around York County, Pa., that you don’t see in the normal course of things. In fact, we’ll pose it to you. Where was the York Daily Record/Sunday News photographer standing in capturing this scene of downtown York? (Answer is below). By the way, this scene is one of the photos used for YDR’s Facebook Timeline. Check out a bunch of these unusual angles on York County scenes.

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The Little Courthouse, almost forgotten, still stands tall: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 21, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Continental Square, the West Manchester Mall and Jeff’s Koons unusual design work.

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Rare York, Pa., map provides a snapshot of downtown life 80 years ago

This is an rare map of York, Pa.’s  Continental Square in 1933, as drawn up by the engineering firm of C.S. Davidson. The firm operates today in York County. The map shows the many businesses operating in York’s core even … Continue reading

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Landmark windmill at Eisenhower Farm enters spin zone: Linked in with neat history stuff, Dec. 29, 2011

  A storm damaged the landmark windmill at the Eisenhower National Historic Site near Gettysburg. So the Gettysburg Foundation funded a new windmill, shown in this Hanover Evening Sun photograph. (See additional photo below.) ‘It’s an iconic landmark and reminiscent … Continue reading

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Bury burgers beat out Big Mac as first fast-food eatery in Downtown York

A hammerhead shark created a little stir some years ago at York, Pa.’s, South George Street MacDonald’s. But the store itself created bigger headlines after it did not meet city expectations when constructed in the mid-1980s. As for the shark, … Continue reading

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Something missing from the square in Gettysburg? Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Dec. 2, 2011

This normally upright statue of Abraham Lincoln, so prominent on Gettysburg’s square, is seen in a reclining position. Abe’s on his side, ready for shipment to a repairman in New Jersey. The Hanover Evening Sun provided this photograph and reported:  … Continue reading

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Columnist still has memories of a bustling downtown York business district

Newswanger’s, a landmark shoe store on York’s Continental Square, was typical of the small retail shops that prospered in the downtown in the middle part of the 20th century. These shops have largely disappeared, as columnist Gordon Freireich writes below. … Continue reading

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