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York’s Knights of Malta temple: ‘And what a building it was’

In the late 1950s throught the 1970s, many historic York, Pa., buildings were demolished, often to provide parking to allow city retailers to compete against suburban shopping centers. This building’s site was put to a different purpose. It came down, but another stately office building took its place in 1959 – the headquarters for J.E. Baker Co.

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When York, Pa.’s Post Office stood like a lighthouse

Yes, this is the old turn-of-the-20th-century post office, Beaver and Philadelphia in York, Pa. A favorite building for many visitors to the arts district. It’s now part Lighthouse Youth Center Ministry of the York Rescue Mission, below. YDR photographer Paul Kuehnel, who has been inside the structure, says it joins up with adjoining Gethsemane Hall to provide a spacious recreational facility.

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These 6 photos show what’s behind the gates at beautiful Shady Lane estate

The closing of a stone arch bridge on the Shady Lane estate in York County’s East Manchester Township gives YorkTownSquare.com an opportunity to provide more images from this beautiful place. The photo shows what most people know about the estate – those distinctive gates on the road between Emigsville and Manchester.

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‘Old Dorm,’ Gettysburg’s Schmucker Hall, at sunrise

Noel Kline arose early to get this photograph of Lutheran Theological Seminary’s Schmucker Hall at sunrise in May 2013. A month later, the scene was less tranquil as re-enacters were camping around that area as part of Gettysburg 150 observances. ‘Old Dorm,’ as it was called, was dedicated as a museum as part of that event. Today, the museum, which served as a hospital in the Battle of Gettysburg, offers 20,000 square feet of interactive exhibits. The winter, with relatively few tourists, provides an easy opportunity to see Gettysburg sites.

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For York County collectors, these toys are not just for fun

This old metal sled, for sale at this past weekend’s Great York Toy Extravaganza, dates before World War II. Its presence at the large toy show, whose visitors included serious-minded antique collectors, reminds you that York County was home to a major maker of sleds before World War II. American Acme in Emgisville made them by the thousands. A newspaper article says the company sold more than 150,000 sleds. But the raw material of choice was wood, rather than metal.

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Much of Sinking Springs Farm to remain in farmland after subdivision

Neat stuff/linked in: History mystery photo/YDR Jeopardy/Medal of Honor Sinking Springs Farm has been in the news recently. The historic Manchester Township farm, framed by Church Road, Sinking Springs Lane, North George Street, Locust Lane and Susquehanna Trail, has been … Continue reading

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This Emigsville treasure almost made it back to Manchester Township

An Emig from the family that gave its name to Manchester Township’s Emigsville received a signed copy of ‘Drummond’s Addresses’ in 1897. The book almost made its way back to the York County, Pa., village of Emigsville.

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St. Paul’s Church, aka Dub’s, last of York County’s union churches

St. Paul (Dub’s) Church is the last union church – in which two different congregations share of the same building – in York County

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Manchester Township calendar dedicated to history ‘digger': Linked in to history, Nov. 20, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers the death of noted organist Sam Keeney, a performance of former Live frontman Ed Kowalcyzk, a Pfaltzgraff moonshine jug and a new Manchester Township calendar.

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An accomplished woman’s ‘Random Musings’ about 20th-century York County

Book Blast produces another treasure, memories from one of York County’s leading women in the 20th century.

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