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I have been very interested in Port Deposit, Maryland ever since I researched my York Sunday News column on Jacob Tome (1810-1898), multimillionaire philanthropist. Tome was born in the Hanover area of York County and grew up poor in Chanceford Township, but he worked his way up at Port Deposit

A lot of towns have Carnegie public libraries, funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Did you ever wonder why York County doesn’t have a Carnegie funded library? Carnegie’s biographer credits him with building over 2,800 free libraries with about 1,950 of them in the United States. It seems that one was

Happy 249th birthday to one of my favorites, English-American architect and engineer Benjamin Henry Latrobe. His mother, Margaret Antes of Germantown, Pennsylvania, had been sent to England to further her education. There she met Moravian minister Benjamin Latrobe, and their son Benjamin Henry was born May 1, 1764 near Leeds,

Anyone who has passed through York has probably noticed the Colonial Court House on West Market Street by the Codorus Creek. It is a replica of York County’s first courthouse, which originally sat in the middle of York’s square. Now part of York County Heritage Trust, the impressive building is

U.S. Capitol White House interiors, furniture Dickinson College Main Hall Bank of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia) Philadelphia Water Works St. Johns, Lafayette Square, D.C. Baltimore Cathedral Ringgold Mansion, St. James, Md. State Petitionary, Richmond, Va. Exchange and Custom House, Baltimore Nassau Hall, Princeton (redid) What do the buildings above have in common?

Last year I did several posts on the threatened demolition of Trinity United Methodist Church. Trinity was formed as an Evangelical congregation in 1871, with the present building, designed by noted York architect Harry Yessler, dedicated in January 1897. Denominations merged over the years, changing Trinity to Evangelical United Brethren

I just heard that York’s Trinity United Methodist Church is about ready to submit a plan to York City to repair the building at 241 East King Street. They are still planning to sell the building, as the congregation has already merged with Fourth United Methodist Church. I understand that