From West York maker of silk garments to storage of bath tubs to apartments of luxury: Linked in with neat history stuff – June 11, 2011
Two entrepreneurs are turning the former Eugene David Silk Mill, 1410 Monroe St., in West York into luxury apartments. This project is among several rehabs of century-old red brick buildings into housing. Here are three tidbits about the building, according to the York, Pa. Daily Record/Sunday News. Its original freight elevator serves as the first floor entrance way. York Corrugating used it most recently to store bath tubs. And its near the proposed Hanover extension of the York County rail trail, a former trolley line. For more details, visit: Old silk mill gets new life as luxury apartments in West York. Also of interest: Did York Silk ever operate a silkmaking factory in West York? and How one spot in York County, Pa., tells much about what’s going on around there and York factory’s lines ranged from Moneybak black silk to boys pajamas.
Neat stuff from all over … .
John Shaffer, a former Civil Defense volunteer, noticed a photograph in the newspaper of the windowed building used by student skywatchers in World War II on the grounds of Edgar Fahs Smith Junior High School.
When they no longer needed the building, Civil Defense officials offered it to the newly formed Keystone VHF club to house amateur radio equipment.
“It was moved to our Deninger Road property and was finally demolished to
make room for a new building about 10 years ago,” he wrote.
He looking around for a photograph of the relocated building, and we’ll share it here if he comes up with it… .
York countians often ask if the burning of Chambersburg in 1864 happened the same summer that the rebels invaded York County. Well, that bad day in Chambersburg took place about a year after the gray cloud covered York County. For details, see the Chambersburg Public Opinion’s Civil War’s ‘Burning’ of Chambersburg re-enactment honors past struggles.
Recommended blog post of the day:
Don’t miss posts: From eight contests with cool prizes to Joe Paterno to Civil War stuff
Forum of the day: Joan Concilio tells about a meetup of top Exchangers at a local pizza buffet. If you want to see the face behind the Exchange handle, visit: Psst! Do you know who these people are?
Also of interest, again
Did York Silk ever operate a silkmaking factory in West York? and How one spot in York County, Pa., tells much about what’s going on around there and York factory’s lines ranged from Moneybak black silk to boys pajamas.
– All York Town Square posts from the start. Then use “find” function on browser to search for keywords.
– Of course, you can always search for York Town Square posts on Google. For example, when you search for yorktownsquare and silk, you get this.