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York County’s Brook Leaf Tree House: ‘As kids, we all thought that was SO romantic

Before there was the Haines Shoe House, there was Brook Leaf Love Nest. The Shoe House (see below), now open as a bakery/ice cream shop under new management, followed the Love Nest as a honeymoon spot in York County, Pa. The Love Nest is long gone after a fire, but memories continue.

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Same shoe size, but Haines Shoe House is re-laced for the public to visit

You can see from the likes, shares and comments on this York, Pa., Daily Record Facebook post that the Haines Shoe House, under new ownership and selling baked goods and more, has caught the interest of the public. (Feel free to join in). Mahlon ‘Shoe Wizard’ Haines built the roadside wonder in 1948 to serve, among other things, as a honeymoon place. It has become a symbol of York County, one of those places that people like to drive to and marvel. Now, there’s more of a chance to drop in. The new owners have expanded the attraction’s hours, plan tours and, as important as anything, will serve York County-made Beck’s Ice Cream.

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Old plow aids in planting of new Glen Rock museum: Linked in with neat history stuff, Feb. 1, 2012

Here’s the history of the recently opened historical museum in southern York County’s Glen Rock, according to borough historian John Huffnagel: ‘During the Sesquicentennial, Harold Fritz brought a plow made in Glen Rock in the 1880s into Sesquicentennial Headquarters for … Continue reading

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Hallam’s New Year’s shoe drop: Brings York County’s Haines Shoe House to new heights

Two York County, Pa., icons come together, as children enjoy Loganville-based Carmen’s Ice Cream outside Hellam Township’s Haines Shoe House, in this 2008 York Daily Record/Sunday News photograph. The Shoe House will figure in New Year’s festivities this year when … Continue reading

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York’s landmark size-48 Shoe House re-laced, shined up

Denise Cummins, left, of Shrewsbury and Kris Becker of Lancaster work near the Haines Shoe House on Wednesday. The work was part of the Hampton Hotels’ ‘Save-A-Landmark’ program, a well-conceived program to preserve unusual American architecture. Also of interest: York … Continue reading

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