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Royal Square extending its realm northward on Duke Street in York, Pa.

Linked in/Neat stuff: Antique road show rolling in/Whitewater on the Susquehanna

Not all Royal Square buildings are, well, in Royal Square. This one sits at 101 E. Market St., a short distance north from the Duke and King Street epicenter of the Royal Square Development. But hey, most of it stands beside royalty – Duke Street. York, Pa., Daily Record photographer Paul Kuehnel notes that the first floor will offer retail space and 10 apartments will be developed on the upper floors. The building has a copper and marble facade, but also bears a relic – a park and shop sign pointing to the Market Street Parking Garage across the street. The sign can be seen in this photo, just above and to the left of the man. Wonder if the developer will beknight this sign? See this photo gallery: 101 E. Market St.  and this YDR story on renovations. Also of interest: Royal Square projects taking a kingly spot in York, Pa., headlines.

Other neat stuff from all over … .
These antique appraisal events are always popular. And it’s pretty amazing that someone would have all that knowledge to look at an artifact and assign a value to it.

This one is set for 7 p.m., April 28, at the Manchester Township Municipal Building, Farmtrail Road. Registration begins at 6 p.m.

The Manchester Township Historical Society put out this info:

“Do you have heirlooms from your grandmother and wonder if they have any real value? How about that old apple peeler, coffee grinder, or butter churn? Whatever it is, MTHS is offering an opportunity to have a professional appraiser look at your item and estimate what you might expect it to be worth at auction.

The cost for an appraisal of one item is $5 or you can bring three items for $10.

“Your items will be arranged on a table display, and an appraiser from Cordier Auctions & Appraisals, Harrisburg, will examine each piece and share his views on its history and value. If your item is too large to transport, just bring a photograph or two, and the appraiser will work from that,” the society said.

The Manchester Township Historical Society email address: ManTwpHistory@gmail.com

Holtwood Dam: A different type of use
Maybe you could call this a form of adaptive reuse. Here you have a dam generating hydropower dam, and downstream you have a watersports park. Pretty good use of a resource. Check out this photo gallery, too.

In the classroom: Love it when teachers bring “localness” to students

+++ History Mystery: Do you know York, Pa.’s most famous soldier?


History Mystery: This #YorkPa soldier, left, receives applause from President Truman at the time of his retirement. Who…

Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Thursday, April 2, 2015