Tag Archives: York County Heritage Trust

Saber-wielding ‘Little Man’ stands high above rooftops in York, Pa.

This replica weather vane atop the Colonial Courthouse replica in York, Pa., is so prominent that it’s easy to miss. Dianne Bowders captured ‘the Little Man’ and told a bit about it original. Two questions: Where is the original displayed? … Continue reading

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Lewis Miller’s ‘People’ and the York Daily Record’s ‘Faces’ meet up

These examples of ‘Lewis Miller’s People’ are exhibited at the York County Heritage Trust and appear in a forthcoming book by that name. By coincidence, the York Daily Record’s introduction of the ‘Faces of York County’ website was launched at … Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento’s first piano came from York’s Weaver Organ Company

In a 1996 scholarly paper, York College’s Van Baker said York native and Pulitzer Prizer winning composer Dominick Argento’s work ‘seem to find real people expressing their emotions clearly and convincing through song.’ Argento life and work was one of … Continue reading

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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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