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Will another York, Pa., landmark come down? Linked in with neat York County history stuff – March 14, 2011

Trinity United Methodist Church on East King Street is slated for demolition after it has been found to be structurally unsound. The congregation is meeting elsewhere while it mulls its options. The building is known for its neat architectural features (see photograph below) and an outdoor mural. For details, see: Methodist church in York might need to be demolished Also of interest: Adding up all its clubs, organizations and churches, York County, Pa., is a quietly social place and People of varying religious groups founded York County and Northeastern York County’s Paddletown: Children paddled back and forth to visit grandma.

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The York County story begins like this:

“In Chanceford Township, there’s a place by the river where fields for corn, wheat and soybeans blend together, punctuated by rustic farmhouses and narrow country roads.
“To some, it’s a work of art, crafted by generations of farmers, people of the land. It’s one reason some residents cringe at the recent proposal by Free Flow Power Corp. to erect a dam across nearby Cuffs Run, flooding a reservoir for a pumped storage hydroelectric project spanning 1,300 acres next to the Susquehanna River.

“On the cusp of the proposed site sits Old Bridgeville Road. Residents there point to a gated-off cross path, Eagle View Lane, where a millionaire artist from New York City, they say, sometimes descends by helicopter to his weekend escape.
“In 2006, Jeffrey Koons, an internationally known contemporary sculptor, began scooping up what now totals nearly 600 acres in Chanceford Township, tax records show. He’s on a mission, he said, to preserve the agrarian heritage of the county in which he was raised and shield it from development.”

For more, visit: For artist Jeff Koons, proposed power plant no thing of beauty.
An area first: York County Presbyterians are considering whether to all the ordination of gays. One York County church in that denomination has already ordained a lesbian elder.
Website of the day: To see numbers of local Presbyterian and various York County denominations, visit Association of Religion Data archives.
Forum of the day: Exchangers are discussing the two European cities “twinned” with York.

This sculpted head protrudes from the steeple of Trinity United Methodist Church in York. One projects from each of the four corners.

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Photos courtesy of York Daily Record/Sunday News