Mystery Solved, York Township Schoolhouse Moves to Red Lion; plus Three Questions
Neff’s One-Room Schoolhouse is currently located on the lawn of the Edgar C. Moore Elementary School in the Red Lion Area School District. In a post four weeks ago I showed that it was definitely moved to this location in Red Lion long after its use as a one-room schoolhouse.
Four people have come forward to help me solve this mystery. The aerial photo at the beginning of this post shows the original location of Neff’s, complete with accompanying pair of outhouses. M. Donnelly remembered the schoolhouse move occurring in the mid-to-late 1970s, possibly in conjunction with the Red Lion Centennial in 1980.
Neff’s was moved a very short distance, a little over 1/2-mile, from its original location on the southwest corner of Country Club Road and Dairyland Drive to the lawn of the Edgar C. Moore Elementary School. The former location is in York Township, the new location is in Red Lion.
QUESTION 1: Should I index the original schoolhouse location were students went to class or the current schoolhouse location where it is on display in my location and source index for pre-1950 York County schools? Post a reply if you have an opinion.
QUESTION 2: Prior to Neff’s existence at the southwest corner of Country Club Road and Dairyland Drive, there was an even earlier schoolhouse located only 1/8-mile further to the west along Country Club Road. Does anyone recall a one-room schoolhouse like structure at this location?
QUESTION 3: Since last week two people have made the observation about the ‘S.H.’ symbol for Schoolhouse on the upper right of the 1860 Map within my post about Raab’s Schoolhouse likely being moved to its current location on the western corner of Fruitlyn Drive and Oak Road between 1915 and 1926. Yes that ‘S.H.’ schoolhouse symbol is along Springwood Road and no I do not yet have a name associated with it. That could be the original location of Raab’s Schoolhouse. The schoolhouse along Springwood Road is close to where Springwood Pool was located. Does anyone recall a one-room schoolhouse like structure on the non-creek-side of Springwood Road near this location? A schoolhouse structure in existence after 1926 along Springwood Road, would rule this out as the original Raab’s.Reading the Headlines: A Quick Index to All YorksPast Posts