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When residents admire York County architecture, they put church buildings on their most-viewed lists

York countians love to talk about the wonderful architecture around here. And they also are eager to engage when significant architecture is found in houses of worship. In fact, church buildings are among York County, Pa.’s, most best-known and admired architectural prizes. This one, for example. The way the congregation lights it up – a beacon to motorists driving along Interstate 83 and the old Lincoln Highway.

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Susquehanna River’s Veterans Memorial Bridge good example of an architectural showpiece

You could say they don’t make bridges like they used to. Spans like the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, built in 1930 and christened the Veterans Memorial Bridge, are architectural showpieces. Their replacement spans often are, well, just boring. Consider this photo of the Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Susquehanna River, for example. The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Chris Dunn gathered in this scene, and look at the engagement: 350 plus likes. It’s now atop the YDR’s Facebook page. How often do you see the Wright’s Ferry Bridge, constructed 40 years later, in photos? OK, it’s just a one-bridge sample, but quality-of-life advocates would say that infrastructure should add to experience, not detract from it.

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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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What is black and white and red all over? A York, Pa., newspaper quilt

York countian Gale Jamieson created this artwork – made from issues of the York, Pa., Daily Record. It’s an on-point example about how artists preserve history and helped form the fabric of a community. Also of interest: William Wagner, Lewis Miller made York, Pa. ‘one of the most highly depicted communities in the early nineteenth century United States’.

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A Dallastown mystery, Part 2: The case of the unidentified photographs – Linked in with neat York County history stuff, July 16, 2012

James McClure’s yorktownsquare.com post includes coverage of cockfighting, a mortar demonstration and mystery photos awaiting identification.

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Famous York County cockpit painting might not be about cockfighting

York, Pa., artist Horace Bonham, 1835-1892, was one of 19th-century York’s best known personalities. Today, his best-known painting is “Nearing the Issue at the Cockpit.” Background posts: A short test of your York black history knowledge – Part II, Exhibit … Continue reading

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