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Springdale mansion early architectural casualty: Linked in with neat York, Pa., history stuff – March 7, 2010

The Springdale mansion was another casualty of the 1960s era in which many wonderful York County, Pa., architecture sites came down. Springdale, actually, was one of the first, demolished the 1950s. Today, its carriage house stands, and its footprint is covered by the Universalist Unitarian congregation. This photograph came from a rare 12-part collection: “Art Work of York,” W.H. Parish Publishing Co., 1893. Also of interest: About Davy Crockett at Springdale in York: ‘He is the biggest fool I ever saw’ and Exploring ornate Springdale, sunken ballroom and all and Bucolic Outdoor Country Club started in busy York neighborhood.

A mixed bag of neat stuff … .
The recent discovery of a capsule filled with 100-year-old mementos in a CODO property under renovation in York drew a memory from a York resident.
She remembers the burial of a time capsule in her time at Smith Middle School in the nation’s bicentennial year, 1976… .

“I believe that I was in the eighth grade and remember that we had an assignment to all write a paper that would be buried in a time capsule at the goal posts on the far end of the football field. I believe there were pennies and coins with the year 1976 along with newspapers and I’m sure more. I can remember being there now.”
If anyone has memories of that burial in 1976, please comment below.
– For memorable photos of that CODO time capsule, visit: The Susquehanna Photographic.
Upcoming event: The Glen Rock Sesquicentennial Committee continues to plan ahead for a big celebration in June.
Orders are being accepted for the limited-edition 150th anniversary commemorative book, “Glen Rock – A Historical Review.” Cost is $23.32 each; books will be available at the street fair June 5, 2010. Shipping is available at a cost of $5.75 for the first book and $3.25 for each additional book. Orders can be sent to Glen Rock Sesquicentennial Committee, 55A Main St., Glen Rock 17327. The celebration’s Web site: glenrock150.org
Recommended blog post of the day: Emig is a common York County name, but which Emig loaned his name to the park in Hallam. Check out Yorkblogger Joan Concilio’s Names of York: Clayton Eli Emig.
– To see all York Town posts from the start, click here.
Photo courtesy of Beth Reinhold’s and Terry Zellers’ collection.