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Prospect Hill Cemetery’s architecturally significant office well set among so much history

Neated stuff/Linked In: Rock band Live/Yorkco/Guthrie Memorial Library
Motorists driving along North George street past York County, Pa.’s, Prospect Hill Cemetery can’t get this square look at its headquarters. The architecturally significant house is perfect for a cemetery that offers so much history. John Augustus Dempwolf, brother Reinhardt and their firm designed more than 500 structures. York countian Dianne Bowders, who captured this nicely framed scene, also gave a bit of history, wrote: ‘This gatehouse lodge was designed early in J. A.’s career, and serves as the Prospect Hill Cemetery office.’ See more photos from readers like Dianne Bowders at ydr.com’s Your Photos. Also of interest: York’s Prospect Hill Cemetery bears rich Civil War tales.

Neat stuff from all over … .

Live members were honored as part of the Governor’s Awards for the Arts this week.

“Live members and York natives Chad Taylor, Chad Gracey and Patrick Dahlheimer joined the ranks of artist Jeff Koons, bluegrass star Del McCoury and playwright Ken Ludwig — all locals who previously earned Governor’s Awards,” the York Daily Record/Sunday News reported in the story: Gov. Tom Corbett honors members of Live.

Interesting, the member of the internationally known rock band were honored as much for their economic development accomplishments as their music.

Yorkco et al: Here’s a really good piece by Yorkblogger Stephen H. Smith previewing an upcoming Second Saturday talk at York County Heritage Trust. It has a graphic showing the different names born by present-day Johnson Controls.

Interesting status: Hanover’s Guthrie Memorial Library is the only municipal-run library in York County. So says the Hanover Evening Sun. Put this in the category of I didn’t know that.



History mystery photo: This was one #York‘s most opulent mansions, home of a baron of industry. But it’s long gone, though that area is named after this industrialist. Can you ID this home’s name, its location and/or who lived there? (Answer is here: http://bit.ly/1d1Xdi5).