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1760s York Springs farmhouse sells at auction for $335,000

Neat stuff/Linked in: New Oxford memorial/Hex Murder film/Albemarle Park

The historic 1760 York Springs farmhouse, up for auction this weekend, was purchased by Karen Riner of Hanover. The former Seifert estate took on overflow customers in the 1800s during the heyday of the York Sulphur Springs resort. York Springs is a bit sleepy now, but it was a place of many comings and goings when people from all over came to the spa. Here, a large crowd examines artifacts from the estate, which sold for $335,000. Background: Up for auction: One historic 14-room Adams County home built in 1760.


A painting of an old mill caught the eye of one York Springs auction goer. News that the estate had been purchased brought this comment from Yorktownsquare.com reader Judy Fry: ‘What a wonderful story after so many historic buildings in both Lancaster and York county’s meeting the wrecking ball. Blessings to the new owner and may they experience the wonder of it all. Will be looking forward to hearing the plans for the site.’

More neat stuff from all over:

Shane Free, former York countian-turned-L.A.-moviemaker, is the subject of an interview in the York Sunday News.

The filmmaker, who is making a documentary on the Hex Murder of 1928, plans another trip to York County to talk to descendants of the assailants and the victim, suspected witch Nelson Rehmeyer.

In the line of duty:
A memorial on New Oxford’s green square is under construction to honor police and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

Like old times:
A ride on a therapy horse brought residents of Cross Keys Village in New Oxford back to the days that workhorses were a form of transportation.

Mike Argento visits the AIDS memorial in the corner of Albermarle Park in York. The memorial is little known in York County, but a Dutch group is remembering it.