Names of York: Louis T. Guthrie
More in the ongoing series on the Names of York.
Place: Guthrie Memorial Library: Hanover’s Public Library in Hanover
Who was it named after? Louis T. Guthrie, a retired attorney from Penn Township who made the largest donation to the library’s $3 million fundraising campaign in July 2001.
Interesting fact: The renaming of the library – which was formerly Hanover Public Library – brought some controversy, with then-mayor of Hanover Maggie Hormel saying she preferred instead the idea of naming just part of the library after the donor. “I thought it was Hanover’s public library,” she said. “I think the new wing should be the Guthrie wing.”
Source: York Daily Record/Sunday News archives
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!