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Top York Town Square blog posts: Check out this best-hit list in September 2015

Stories and photos about the Lafayette Club, for years the bastion of York’s elite, are always popular with readers. It’s their opportunity to see inside this mansion, a men’s-only place for much of its long history that ended in 2012. … Continue reading

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Times have left York’s once-exclusive Lafayette Club behind

The Lafayette Club is shutting down after 114 years including about 100 years in its current townhouse.

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Lafayette Club honors Frenchman, though books on the nobleman often forget York, Pa.

George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette meet at Mount Vernon sometime after the American Revolution, the war that brought the two friends together. The young Lafayette brought the possibility of France’s support to Washington and the patriots during the darkest … Continue reading

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York’s Lafayette Club: ‘It’s not your father’s club … It’s historic. But it’s not prehistoric’

This mural in the Lafayette Club shows York, Pa., soon after the Marquis de Lafayette visited the town in 1825. Lafayette returned to York about 50 years after his first visit, when he publicly supported George Washington during trying military … Continue reading

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