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Mini-Tower stands as reminder of grand York City Market

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You remember the Picturing History composite showing the before-and-after of the long-gone City Market at Princess and Duke streets in York, Pa. Well, here’s a detail that might be new to you. I hadn’t connected on this until Joe Gurreri weighed in. ‘I try to keep a touch of that historic corner by rebuilding the mini tower on my roof years ago,’ the auto repair shop owner wrote. See the photo below and you’ll see that detail. Also of interest: Old York City Market: ‘It was a real treat for me to walk to market with Grandma’.

Joe Gurreri also wrote this about the City Market: ‘It was a grand old building and was a shame it was torn down. Here’s another detail: The market’s old steps still rise above the sidewalk along Duke Street.

Other neat stuff from all over … .

Back for a visit
Kaj Spencer, publisher of the York Daily Record/Sunday News in 1990 when this front page ran off the press, visited the York Daily Record/Sunday News recently. He had not been in the 1891 Loucks Road plant in 20 years, having gone on to other business ventures. Here, he celebrates the approval of the government-authorized joint operating agreement that merged parts of the York Daily Record and York Dispatch in 1990. Spencer also was publisher when the York Daily Record started a Sunday newspaper in 1986, which catalyzed a chain of events ending in the JOA. This timeline explains the complicated JOA process.

History mystery: This recent post about Jefferson’s Square drew all kinds of interest. Feel free to weigh in, too.

*Top photo courtesy York County Heritage Trust.