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High design, 1700s style in York County, Pa.: Vaulted cellar ceilings

Some immediately assign a vaulted ceiling, as seen here, to a stop on the Underground Railroad. But this was a common design feature in very old homes around York, Pa., including this 18th-century structure. Can you place this scene? Hint: No, it’s the the Stone Mill in southwestern York County. In fact, this structure never was a mill.

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Mention Jacks in York, Pa., and you get memories

Mention Jacks and you get memories. Jane Black captured this scene of the popular downtown York,Pa., retailer Jacks in the late 1970s. Barry Black, a regular commenter on my Facebook page, posted this winsome scene and noted that his wife worked for Jacks. She honed her artist’s skills at York Academy in the 1970s. Judy Bono also commented on Facebook that the Jacks Store, pointing to two connections. Jacks brought her to York for a buying job and later her husband, Richard Bono, served as architect for the building’s restoration.

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