York Town Square

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Map aficionados will love bird’s-eye view of York County

This aerial map, courtesy of Penn Pilot, shows York in 1937. Notice the horse track at the York Fairgrounds at left. York’s Continental Square can be located by tracing the major north/south route (George Street) to where it intersects with the major east/west route, now 462, in the right, center part of the photograph. Background posts: Absorbing photo and overlay shows locations of six Susquehanna bridges, Genealogical society speaker to provide tips for ‘Finding Lydia’s Bottom’ and Map explains York’s $50 million redevelopment area.

A reader provided a heads up on the site Penn Pilot that provides interesting aerial views of Pennsylvania for several years in the 20th century.
Map enthusiasts, prepare to become enthralled as the maps are presented in a format that allows you to zoom in, zoom out and pan… .

The state is broken down into counties so you can go right to York County.
The e-mailer who flagged this noted that York’s “square” actually looks like a circle in this 1938 scene.
That’s about right.
At that time, the square contained more pavement. Trolleys would run through there for one more year, and it wasn’t cut up with the wide sidewalks that came in later.
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Just try to resist studying this memory-tugging photograph
Just try to resist studying this memory-tugging Sears photograph, Part II
Just try to resist this memory-tugging photo of North York’s White Oak Park
Just try to resist this memory-tugging aerial photograph of York Whitehull Airport and York Valley Inn and Playland and …
So, can you find long-gone Springwood Park in this aerial photograph?
Camp Security area of Springettsbury Township from the air
Columbia-Wrightsville Susquehanna River bridges from the air.
Just try to resist this memory-tugging photograph of northwest York, Pa.