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Names of York: Janet Kaltreider-Benfer and Dr. Kenneth Benfer

More in the ongoing series on the Names of York.

Place: Kaltreider-Benfer Library in Red Lion

Who was it named after? Janet Kaltreider-Benfer and Dr. Kenneth Benfer, who donated the Kaltreider family’s home at South Charles Street and Broadway for the library’s use in 1968. The library had previously operated in a storefront at 25 N. Main St., and was called, at the time, the Red Lion Public Library. After the library’s move into the former Kaltreider property, it was renamed Kaltreider Memorial Library.

Interesting facts: After another generous gift from the Benfers, the community supported an extensive Capital Campaign that resulted in both a new name and location. The again-renamed library, now Kaltreider-Benfer, opened its doors at 147 S. Charles St. in Red Lion during the spring of 2000.

Source: York County Libraries website

Do you have a suggestion of a place in York County named for a person? If so, post a comment! I’m going to work my way through some likely ones, such as schools and parks, but I need other suggestions too!

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