The owners of the York Tire store at Prospect Street and College Avenue encouraged its use as a neighborhood hangout during the Great Depression.
Thirty-nine Civil War Veterans were Kiwanis Banquet guests in the York Motor Clubhouse at 2025 East Market Street during 1922. Mahlon Haines was the guest speaker, as he was running for a seat in Congress. Mahlon is in the extreme lower left, within the close-up portion of the group photo.
In November of 1948 the Campbell Isolation Hospital opened next to the York Hospital for treating patients suffering from a wide variety of communicable diseases. This 1948 aerial photo shows the self-contained two-story Isolation Hospital under constructed next to the York Hospital, on the South George Street hillside; i.e. the
Myrna Hyson Ross is responsible for funding the entire endeavor to restore the original stone 1857 Hyson One-Room Schoolhouse along Round Hill Church Road in East Hopewell Township. The Stewartstown Area Historical Society provided guidance in the six-year effort, which transformed a failing structure, surrounded by woods threatening to claim
Beulah (Dietz) Stump shared a photo of 1935-36 school-year students in front of Jessop’s One-Room Schoolhouse in York Township. Beulah Dietz is in the first grade. Older sister Kathryn Dietz and older brother David Dietz also attended that same year; all in one room. This post also explores the early
Can you name the five Drive-Thru food businesses located on the lot of the former R. W. Bowman car and truck dealership? That was the question Bob Leiphart posed, upon seeing me taking a few photos last year of the soon be to demolished Gyro-X-Press at 55 Memory Lane; to
Congressman Daniel Lafean entertained two United States Presidents and many other notables at his mansion on the northwest corner of West Market Street and Richland Avenue. A listing of the foremost visitors, including leading state and national politicians, was recorded on a dining room keycard. ClyTi Swartz submitted photos of
General Electric manufactured rocket igniters at a little known Boundary Avenue plant in York during World War II. These igniters initiated the firing of rocket-propelled four-pound armor-piercing grenades; in a weapon dubbed the bazooka. The General Electric Company operated two plants in York during World War II: the large York
The term Heindel Trilogy was coined by Lila Fourhman-Shaull to describe a location in North Codorus Township. Several years ago, while volunteering at the York County History Center, a couple asked me about the location of Heindel’s Graveyard near a schoolhouse. Lila overheard and immediately announced “Located in North Codorus