Tag Archives: Meadowbrook

Avalong barn family member: ‘This is an opportunity to create … not demolish a part of the past’

Avalong Farm family members believe the old landmark barn in Springettsbury Township, most recently the Pfaltzgraff pottery outlet store, will come down soon to make way for a bank.

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A tow plow? One can only hope it never comes your way: Linked in to York County history, 3/7/13

Yorktownsquare.com covers the doomed Avalong barn, Bowen & McLaughlin’s start in York, Gettysburg tourism, and a truck body reportedly made in York

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Doomed Avalong barn indicative of York County’s eroding sense of place. The public must continue to speak loudly

Doomed Avalong barn indicative of York County’s eroding sense of place. The public must continue to speak loudly

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Springettsbury Township corner bears witness to changing face of America

The Meadowbrook Mansion looms in the background as folks and their mounts mug for the camera. That area of Springettsbury Township, Pa., has seen farms and businesses come and go for decades. Also of interest: From top dog and hot … Continue reading

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From Meadowbrook Mansion to York County farmhouse

The Meadowbrook Mansion is pictured after renovations in the 1980s. Christmas Tree Hill now operates out of the former home of Edwin Myers (tobacco business and other enterprises) and, later, the family of Clair Long. Background posts: From top dog … Continue reading

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Mother Goose teaches York County history lessons

Springettsbury Township’s Meadowbrook Mansion looms in the background as riders and horses strike a pose. At the turn of the 20th century, Edwin Myers (tobacco business) brought this Georgian Revival look to the mansion. Many stories are attached to the … Continue reading

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