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This is vintage Voni B. Grimes, talking to residents in a York, Pa., city neighborhood several years ago as the rain falls. Grimes and his wife, Lorrayne, will be honored for such civic involvement at gathering on Nov. 30 at Small A.M.E. Church in York.

The Hugh McCall Mansion, 228 E. Market St., is owner of a new painting, mounted in its auditorium. The former Women’s Club of York building, now going by the McCall name, will be a venue for public musical concerts, art tours, antique shows, tea parties and weddings, according to its Facebook page. Here, building owner Eric Salzano looks on as Gabrielle De Veaux Clements’ mural ‘Enlightenment.’

Some months ago, Tom Gibson alerted us to the presence today of busybody mirrors, also called spionnetje, that were staples on building around York, Pa., decades ago. We found one on West Market Street near Union Lutheran Church. Just yesterday, Tom pointed out that one was posted on a building on East Market Street. So the hunt was on, and wouldn’t you know it? I’ve walked by this mirror, at 262 E. Market, scores of times on my way to the York County Heritage Trust, at 250 E. Market.

A fun part of the History Mystery quizzes on York, Pa., Daily Record’s Facebook page is engaging with the readers. In the post above and below, I went into the ‘threads,’ as the lines of comments are called, and supply more information. Meeting the reader is part of the fun of social media.

Many people driving by the Sheppard Mansion in Hanover, Pa., wonder what it this magnificent structure looks like inside. Well, the Evening Sun in Hanover heard such requests and offers an intriguing 16-photo gallery.

Here’s another test of your York Smarts. But not all quizzes on the YDR’s Facebook page are History Mysteries. Some merely reflect on things that York countians have done – and are doing, such as in the example above. York countians have all kinds of interests and these ‘Days gone by posts’ reflect on that. Below, we return to History Mysteries … .