5 quick facts about East Market Street’s Welcome to York sign
York, Pa., Mayor Kim Bracey didn’t like the looks of this conflicting message – welcome v. do not enter – so she successfully asked PennDOT to fix it. The entry as it appears today is shown in another photograph made by the York Daily Record/Sunday News’ Paul Kuehnel below. Also of interest: York’s one-way street pattern put in place to combat post-World War II traffic congestion.
That sign that welcomes westbound motorists on East Market Street to York?
It’s more than a sign. It’s a symbol of the city’s hospitality.
Well, here are 5 quick facts about the sign, courtesy of the most recent story in the ydr.com series ‘Exit Interviews’:
– Size of sign: 4 feet by 4 feet.
– Made of: Sandblasted redwood
– Made by: Impressive Signs, Spring Garden Township. The nearby company maintains the sign, too.
– Bookended by: Another sign welcoming eastbound motorists of West Market Street.
– Endangered by: An errant motorist and also thieves who stole the finials – the golden balls – from atop its posts.
What is the image on the sign’s back?
“Exit Interviews” tells you, and tomorrow’s yorktownsquare.com post digs into a bit deeper, with photo!
And a question:
There’s a counterpart sign (s) welcoming eastbound motorists on West Market Street. Why aren’t there identical signs welcoming motorists entering York from the south and north?
Now that’s a bit more like it. No mixed message in this frame, but it’s still there: The sign has been moved to the right. City officials say they hope to change this piece of East Market Street to two-way.