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Sad demolition of great Dempwolf building: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Jan. 14, 2010

Artist Cliff Satterthwaite captured the sad demolition of the York Collegiate Institute, a forerunner to York College. The beautiful building, South Duke Street and East College Avenue, joined the architecturally significant York City Market, Hannah Penn Middle School, York County Academy, Children’s Home of York and the Helb Mansionon the demolition list in the 1960s era, a time in which beautiful buildings were seemingly knocked down for sport. The front entrance and part of the back wall of this Dempwolf building – that gave College Avenue its name – came down last.The Dempwolf firm designed many leading York, Pa., buildings. Much of Cliff Satterthwaite’s work for York newspapers involved documenting news events. The artist’s Web site: www.cliffordsatterthwaite.com. Also of interest: Biographer searching for details of former York County artist Cliff Satterthwaite and Cartoonist made York newspaper owner’s views an art form and Cartoons and catalogues.
A mixed bag of neat history stuff … .
Towanda, Pa.’s Joseph Rene DuPont e-mails that York native and female aviation pioneer Aline Rhonie Hofheimer is being inducted into the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame. … .

He noted that Warren Township, N.J., passed a resolution acknowledging her aviation importance and now she’s been accepted.
“Aline beat Amelia Earhart to Mexico City by at least a year,” he wrote.
Recommended event: Bruce Liddic will present on “George Armstrong Custer: from Ohio to Pennsylvania, Boyhood to Generalship” at the York County Civil War Round Table at 7 p.m., Jan. 20, at the York County Heritage Trust, 250 E. Market St. A news release said the program will explore Custer’s life, the events which led to his promotion to brigadier general at the age of 23, and his role during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Recommend blog post: Only in York County posts about York County’s native son and Hollywood near-great Cameron Mitchell.
Recommended forum, The Exchange: People commenting on the old Mr. Bill’s Quarterdeck in Leader Heights, now a pile of rubble.