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Creativity Unleashed at 5: On York, Pa.’s streets

Call it street art. Industrial art. Call it a concrete – or metal – example of the brand ‘Creativity Unleashed.’ This and other sculptures throughout York, Pa.’s downtown point to the idea of the city as  ‘America’s Industrial Art & … Continue reading

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Picturing History: Do you use this east/west shortcut to cross York, Pa.?

This description came with this week’s ‘Picturing History,’ a then-and-now series that provides a neat slider that allows you to see the photo, well, before and after. The intersection of North George Street and Parkway Boulevard in York is shown in this photo from Sept. 13, 1914. The back of the photo reads, ‘Old house of Benjamin Myers who was married to a “Smyser” No Geo St at P.H. Cemetery.’ That’s then. Now, this is where Parkway dumps traffic into George.

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Old York Armory has served through wars and rumors of wars

Picturing York shows a familiar landmark, a before-and-after photograph of the National Guard Armory on North George Street in York, Pa. Check individual photos plus a special slider that lets you explore the old armory, then and now: National Guard. Notice the flood control work that has been done to the bank of the Codorus Creek in these two scenes.

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Fill ‘er up at Naugle’s in Springetts and receive a free plane ride: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, June 17, 2012

 Neat stuff, below: Red Lion’s Red Zone/Stewartstown Railroad/Brookside Park The Stony Brook area of Springettsbury Township was home to one of the earliest airstrips in York County, according to John F.M. Wolfe in his ‘Profile of Aviation.’ It was built … Continue reading

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Part II: When a York, Pa., Pullman automobile became a seesaw

North George Street’s Pullman apartments that York City is looking to own because of debt are in the news. Did you know their name came from the Pullman company that made this six-wheeled auto about 100 years ago?  Question: Have … Continue reading

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4 images show the the rise and fall of venerable A.B. Farquhar Co.

The Gazette and Daily calendar for 1970 shows the the A.B. Farquhar Co.’s North George St., York, plant and part of its product line. ‘The A.B. Farquhar company plant as it appeared in 1904, when the now-abandoned factory was the … Continue reading

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