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This York County, Pa., building and its smokestack have brought up all kinds of stories, often spooky, over the years. It’s now used as a crematorium. So where does this building stand? Btw, what was its original use?

It’s called ‪the Hobbit House around York, Pa., and you can’t help but to look its way when you drive by it. Leslie Klinger got her wish to look inside. ‘I delivered pizza there on occasion. I was sooo excited the first time, they invited me in to have a look. Very kind and generous people,’ she wrote when this History Mystery photo appeared on the York Daily Record’s Facebook page. Another Facebook commenter, Heather Klinefelter, quipped: ‘Haha! I call it Toad Manor.’ Hobbits? Toads? We’ll side with the Hobbits. So, where does it stand? Have you ever had the opportunity to visit it?

The question has come up before. How can a welcoming city tell westbound motorists on the old Lincoln Highway to ‘Do Not Enter.’ And it’s a good question. And it was raised by someone, York Sunday News columnist Gordon Freireich, who is a leader in an organization, York Rotary, who is doing something about York’s greetings to motorists. Rotary’s ‘Welcome to York’ monument greets motorists moving into York from the south.

People love old houses around York County, Pa. This is a landmark mansion in a York County, Pa., town where it has stood for years – since 1893. It has been renovated since this photo was initially published, gained new tenants and is part of efforts to revive its town’s downtown. Can you ID this big house? Here’s the answer. Check out this story and photos about this grand, renovated place, including its most notable, longtime tenant.