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York’s Knights of Malta temple: ‘And what a building it was’

In the late 1950s throught the 1970s, many historic York, Pa., buildings were demolished, often to provide parking to allow city retailers to compete against suburban shopping centers. This building’s site was put to a different purpose. It came down, but another stately office building took its place in 1959 – the headquarters for J.E. Baker Co.

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How York, Pa., kept its cool in the Roaring Twenties

Love these old postcards, and there are 75 more over at YDR’s Media Center. This, of course, is the old Farquhar Park pool or Boys Club Pool etc. This is one of the most compelling scenes I’ve seen of the often-depicted swimming spot, indicating the northwest York City pool’s popularity in 1924.

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Golden Plough Tavern, Part II: 1740s York landmark to receive 50th anniversary party

The headline is not a mistake. It plays on the 50th anniversary of the Golden Plough Tavern’s renovation, completed in 1964. A two-day observance is planned for May 16-17 at the Colonial Complex. Former York County artist Cliff Satterthwaite is … Continue reading

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1740s Golden Plough Tavern to celebrate 50th anniversary party

The Golden Plough Tavern, that 1740s landmark in downtown York, will be the center of attention in May. The York County Heritage Trust, operator of the old tavern, will throw a birthday party at its West Market Street site. York artist Cliff Satterthwaite was there when the old building was restored 50 years ago – the topic of the birthday party.

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York’s old Codorus Street neighborhood: ‘I didn’t know one family that didn’t get along with another’

York, Pa.’s Codorus Street neighborhood is seen in this page from a book from a past reunion. Former residents of the neighborhood have been meeting annually in reunions and plan to do so again this year.

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Glenville’s Stone Mill ‘picture-perfect’ after southwestern York County, Pa., snowfall

Mills, churches and one-room schools (see a school example below) are among the landmarks that persist in York County, Pa., when other buildings fall into ruins. Many of these buildings were built of stone or brick and are sturdy enough that they can be used for other purposes. Old mills house businesses, apartments and even private dwellings, such as the The Stone Mill near Glenville in southwestern York County seen here. Paul E. Hoffman, who submitted this photo to ydr.com’s photo gallery, described the mill as ‘picture-perfect after an early December snowfall.’ of course, some houses last, too, and Spring Grove’s Hoke House (see below) hopefully will be in that group for decades longer.

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Still missing: Where is Elmwood’s Roll of Honor?

This is the Zion View War Memorial, one of York County’s most picturesque. We know where this Conewago Township memorial is located. But some war memorials have been lost over the years.

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Trains, stations and the Gettysburg Address

This is the scene from York County, Pa.’s, Hanover Junction believed to have been made by a photographer on the day that Abraham Lincoln traveled through York County to Gettysburg to deliver his Nov. 19, 1863, address. Yorkblogger Scott Mingus writes about this series of photos on his Cannonball blog, and here’s a bit more about a photo that some believe shows Abraham Lincoln at the station. Three York/Adams’ train stations, remembered here, hosted Lincoln on his way to and from his famous speech.

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Have a history story to tell? Consider sending it to the Journal of York County Heritage

St. Jacob’s (Stone) Church in southwestern York County, Pa., was near the remote farmhouse where a Union Army messenger was killed by a farmer just before the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Charles H. Glatfelter, who enjoyed close family ties to the church, wrote about this sad case in which the farmer, George Bear, mistook the courier for a Confederate. Rebels had been crawling around York County in the days before the battle. George Bear was a member of one of the congregations who worshipped at this union church. Dr. Glatfelter’s essay appeared in the York County Heritage Trust’s 2013 Journal of York County Heritage.

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History mystery photo: Tea time in York County, Pa.

Neat stuff/linked in: Dispatch moves/YDR at Newseum ‘The second floor oriel sitting area of the (location at bottom) is set for tea,’ York countian Dianne Bowders wrote in a caption in Your Photos. That’s the setting, but where is this … Continue reading

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