Cliff Satterthwaite Murals in York Haven Borough Hall
In the post First Working Canal in Pennsylvania was in York Haven I noted that Cliff Satterthwaite painted two large murals for the York Haven State Bank. The York Haven State Bank was taken over by Drovers Bank in 1978. The branch was moved to Newberrytown and is now an office of Fulton Bank. When the bank moved, the Satterthwaite murals were donated to York Haven and now hang in the Borough Hall.
I visited the York Haven Borough Hall and got pictures of the murals in their new setting. The mural on the left wall, as one enters the York Haven Borough Hall, is a view looking from Lancaster County across the Susquehanna River towards York Haven. Cliff signed and dated this mural 1974, within the field of flowers.
The second mural is the one that Cliff Satterthwaite previously provided a copy, however here is a photo of that 41-year-old mural hanging in the York Haven Borough Hall. Both of these photos are of the murals lighted solely with the sunlight coming in through the entrance door.
This mural is on the right wall, as one enters the York Haven Borough Hall; it is a view looking from York Haven across the Susquehanna River towards Falmouth, Lancaster County. The mural depicts canal operations in York Haven during the 1840-1850s era. The following photo is a close-up of Cliff Satterthwaite’s signature on the lower left side of the mural.
The entrance lobby, off of Pennsylvania Avenue, is where Cliff Satterthwaite’s murals now hang. This lobby serves as the entrance to the York Haven Borough Offices on this floor. The lobby also contains the stairs to the large community room on the second floor of this 95-year-old stately building, constructed by the York Haven Paper Company for the Borough of York Haven.
Related posts include:
- York Haven Borough is gifted a Town Hall
- First Working Canal in Pennsylvania was in York Haven
- #6 York Haven Paper Company; on the Site of One of the Earliest Canals in America