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On First Presbyterian Church’s campus: Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff – Nov. 8, 2009

Dianne Bowders submitted this view of the York House or Billmeyer House, part of York, Pa.’s, First Presbyterian Church campus. In the post “Some of York County’s famous buildings“, Yorkblogger Joan Concilio tells about a new user-submitted gallery available at http://www.ydr.com/gallery. “I was really excited to see some people who I don’t even know starting to submit … ., Concilio wrote in her increasingly popular Only in York County blog. Also of interest: Postcards tell story of York County community and My Capture photo book available (containing additional photos by Dianne Bowders) and York County book ‘All in One Room’ ready for readers.

People are talking about the possible demise of Phineas Davis school.
The York City School District is examining the future of 1930s-era building.
“I went to Phineas Davis when it was a junior high from 1964-1966 where I made lifelong friends. These were the best years of my city education. The sports, cheerleading, the teachers & the competition between Smith & Hannah Penn – these were the best times,” Sandy (Shorter) Fake wrote in commenting on a York Town Square post that told a little about 19th century inventor and school namesake Phineas Davis… .

An interesting point about Phineas Davis, the school, is that its located in Spring Garden Township and thus in the York Suburban School District.
It would take $5 million to rehab the school.
– Jim Morrison, curator of the National Christmas Center in Paradise, Pa., will speak at the York County Heritage Trust’s Second Saturday program on Nov. 14. The program is set for 10:30 a.m. at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, York. He will discuss the many traditions and influences of the Pennsylvania Germans on modern Christmas celebrations.
Forum of the day: When/where did broasted chicken come to York County? One report places it with the old Avalong Restaurant.
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