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Century-old Jackson School, built on a rise, remains key part of York City neighborhood

Linked in/Neat stuff: Eye on Sputnik/Lee’s Headquarters in Gettysburg Brand new Jackson School, still being put to good use today in York, Pa., is seen in this photo from the “York Public School Report” for 1913-1914.  Gordon Freiriech found this photograph … Continue reading

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York building’s ornate entrance: ‘The marquee remains a topic of conversation’

In York, Pa.’s, South Queen Street neighborhood sits a building with a rather elaborate marquee. York Sunday News columnist Gordon Freireich has noticed this for years. So he explored why this building, in South Queen Street’s 100 block, sported such a facade. You can find Gordon’s educated guess about why the building bears the marquee below. But for now, it’s fair to point out that he’s not certain

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York County’s and U. of Maryland’s Florence Gipe: ‘You train dogs, you educate nurses”

Florence Gipe was a York countian of accomplishment – professor and the first dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Her accomplishments were brought to light in a recent column by June Lloyd in the York Sunday News.

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York, Pa., landmark: ‘The house with a garden wall’

The former Gamble mansion on South Duke Street and East Cottage Place is often identified by its brick wall. It has long been a York, Pa.’s landmark

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History mystery photo: Tea time in York County, Pa.

Neat stuff/linked in: Dispatch moves/YDR at Newseum ‘The second floor oriel sitting area of the (location at bottom) is set for tea,’ York countian Dianne Bowders wrote in a caption in Your Photos. That’s the setting, but where is this … Continue reading

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York City’s Fry-Brown house, worthy of a postcard, hidden in plain sight

This house on 601 E. Philadelphia Street became more noticeable with the demolition of neighboring houses. The York, Pa., dwelling stood out from its neighbors in its early days – 100 years ago – and today. Here, owner Wilbert Brown and Lynn Fry Custis, granddaughter of the original owner, are seen at the house.

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Penn Park’s Penn-Coates Memorial better known as the York, Pa., park’s ‘caretaker’s home’

This blocky building in York, Pennsylvania’s, Penn Park is weather beaten or, well, just looks beaten up today. But when The Penn-Coates Memorial appeared on the cover of its dedication brochure on Sept. 25, 1926, it was a welcome sight.

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From petroglyphs to bald eagles, Dan Meckley covers ‘Incomparable York County’

York, Pa.’s, Daniel G. Meckley III has compiled several volumes of family histories combined with York County histories. The 90-year-old former CEO has published another volume in that series, ‘York, The Comparable York County, PA,’ and it covers an array of county topics.

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What was the name of the eatery in the alley behind York’s Central Market?

Mention the Ramona Restaurant, a noted York City eatery, and you get all kinds of memories in return.

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York’s Rescue Fire Company, Mack the Fire Horse’s former home, now a private residence

The nicely remodeled landmark Rescue Fire Company No. 4 building in York, Pa., now serves as a private residence.

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