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York, Pa.’s grand Lady Linden: The city house built by farm harvesting machinery

Yes, the Lady Linden. And a grand lady she is. Queen of The Avenues, a neighborhood that grew along the trolley line that ran from York, Pa.’s Continental Square to Dover. As this Picturing History slider shows, at left is the Lady Linden, an 1887 Queen Anne house on Linden Avenue in York, circa 1890. And at right, the Lady Linden, now a bed and breakfast, is seen in a late 2014. The Lady Linden’s website gives this brief history: ‘Lady Linden was built in 1887 for industrialist Samuel Nevin Hench. He and his business partner, Walker A. Dromgold, came to York from Perry County in 1878 to manufacture farm harvesting implements for steam tractors and horse drawn. Many of these items were of their own design and patent and were shipped to international destinations. They built their houses side by side with the same design footprint here on Linden Avenue and raised their families here. Both these gentlemen were very active in the community and family members remained here until 1920.”

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York artist illustrates Creativity Unleashed: Linked in to history, 1/21/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers Earl Weaver memories, Perdue’s soybean processing plant, Creativity Unleashed and MLK Day observances.

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The view from Chickies Rock: Little Pittsburgh on the banks of the Susquehanna River?

This view to the north from Chickies Rock toward Marietta on the Lancaster County side of the Susquehanna shows iron furnaces in the distance and other late 19th-century industrial buildings. The waterway is the former mainline canal, with the Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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