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Yorkers move to the suburbs

Development was booming in 1924. Yorkers were starting to move out to the suburbs, and some county residents were moving there too, to be closer to town, where jobs were plentiful with the big manufacturers. I expect both types of new home-seekers were represented at the big promotions put on by the developers. Lila Fourhman-Shaull, Director of Library and Archives at York County Heritage Trust, just shared with me a full page ad from the Gazette and Daily for one such marketing event, put on to entice buyers to the new Yorkshire development (East Market Street at Edgewood Road). The top part of the ad is shown above.

Opening days were Saturday and Sunday, June 21st and 22nd from 2 to 5 p.m., and the Spring Garden Band would be on hand to “give a well arranged concert each day” as you looked over the “beautiful home sites.” The whole family was invited to “come out and see the new development–bring your kiddies along and tell them to bring their playthings along.”

In addition, it was promised that: “Every man, woman and child (children must be accompanied by parents) attending these OPENING days will be given a ticket entitling them to a draw on the New Hudson Coach or $1,250.00 cash to be given away absolutely Free during the sale.”

As the ad put it: “Come out everybody and enjoy a half day in the great outdoors. You will be delighted and so will we.”