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York, Pa., artist J. Horace Rudy rediscovered: His stained glass work in pictures

J. Horace Rudy’s stained glass work of Revolutionary War scenes in York, Pa., stood in the old First National Bank building on York’s Continental Square for decades. Here, they are being viewed on a tour of the building, set for … Continue reading

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Abe Lincoln was here: Really, he was – in Hanover Junction. This garden reminds you of his visit

Linked in/Neat stuff: Where is George Washington Memorial Plaza?/Unsung York Town Craftsmen Guild profiled This garden, easy to overlook, is tucked near the road and the historic train station at Hanover Junction. Its focus point is a bust of Abraham … Continue reading

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The Susquehanna’s riverbed: What can you do with a face like that?

The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Jason Plotkin’s photos from above the Norman Wood Bridge are telling for several reasons. With a Susquehanna River bed like that, it’s obvious why the river over the centuries could not be navigated – or at least navigated by flatboats only in certain rainy seasons. It’s also why canals had to be put in on both sides of the river so that farmers and merchants could get their goods to market on the Chesapeake Bay.

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6 unsung places to discover in your own York County backyard

If you haven’t been down to the Market District in York, Pa., on a Saturday morning recently, you’ve missed seeing an increase in foot traffic and shopping opportunities. Some folks go from shop to shop, picking up gifts for others … Continue reading

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The fan club of noted artist J. Horace Rudy keeps growing in York County, Pa.

Interest in the life, times and work of York artist J. Horace Rudy is growing around York, Pa. His work appears in iconic buildings, churches and homes around here and beyond, and the growing Rudy fan club is evidence that … Continue reading

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Urban legends about York College’s campus abound, and its archives help tell the school’s real story

John Fisher’s Pennsylvania’s Coat of Arms is viewed as the most significant among many holdings in York College of Pennsylvania’s Archives and Special Collections. The archives, in the college’s Schmidt Library, are open for public use. The archives house the … Continue reading

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Dutch Club’s story reflects changing life in York, Pa.

Linked in/Neat stuff: Yorkbloggers win preservation award/Stately Biesecker Mill interests people The Dutch Club fire this week appears to have spelled the end of a York, Pa., landmark building. The club was founded as a gathering spot for Germans in … Continue reading

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This granite bear stands primed for action: Where in York County, Pa., can you see this artwork?

Here’s this week’s History Mystery question: This is surely one of York County, Pa.’s most unusual tombstones. Where does this granite bear stand? But here’s a tougher one: Do you know its story? Answer. This question on the YDR’s Facebook … Continue reading

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The scenes behind York, Pa.’s landmark First National Bank/Citizens Bank building

The stained-art panels by noted York artist J. Horace Rudy hang in the old First National Bank building, aka Citizens National Bank. Developer Derek Dilks, who is acquiring the Continental Square building, opened the 1920s structure for a recent tour. Here, Cliff … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at York, Pa.’s landmark First National Bank building

This landmark Continental Square building in York started as First National Bank in the 1920s. It weathered the Depression and then its signs changed several times over the years. Citizens Bank was the last shingle to hang there, removed in 2012. Now developer Derek Dilks is looking to give the building new life, planning a restaurant and apartments. That would represent a major change of life and activity to York’s main square, which has experienced much life and activity since the town was founded in 1741.

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