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The view across York, Pa.: From the city’s Southwest York neighborhood to points north

Linked in/Neat stuff: Daniel Peterman’s artistic legacy/Info about John F. Patton’s Drug Store?

Looking across York from a York College student residence (white building at the bottom) across York. The rounded tower is Zion United Church of Christ at the edge of Penn Park on Lafayette Street and the tall buildings in the background are the York County Administrative Center and the Yorktowne Hotel on East Market Street Sunday April 14, 2015. Paul Kuehnel - Daily Record/Sunday News

What better way to understand a York, Pa., city neighborhood than to see it from on high? That’s Zion United Church of Christ, the old York County Courthouse and the Yorktowne Hotel to the north. The York Daily Record series on the city’s many neighborhoods, Fixing York,  focuses on Southwest York, the area around York College of Pennsylvania. So after getting the big picture from above – high up on Reservoir Hill – photographer Paul Kuehnel went to street level, as did reporter Angie Mason. Check out: College students, longtime residents mix in city’s southwest corner. (See additional cityscape photo below). Also of  interest: Map shows York College’s ever expanding campus.


Looking north up South Newberry Street from York College buildings in the lower part of the frame Tuesday April 14, 2015. McKinley Elementary School on Kurtz Ave is at the top of the frame. Paul Kuehnel - Daily Record/Sunday News

Another photo from Reservoir Hill, look north on South Newberry Street. The big building, top, is McKinley Elementary School. For more photos, check out: Southwest York.


Other neat, unrelated stuff from all over … .

Mike Thoman is looking for more on John F. Patton’s drug store in York.

“While digging in a dump in a local woods I recently found a small glass bottle. It is embossed with raised letters on one side. It reads John F Patton & Co City Drug Store York PA. I am looking for any information able this company but have not been able to locate anything about it. Could you at least point me in a direction to research this company and when it was in business. ”

I suggested contacting the York County Heritage Trust library and urged him to make sure that he thoroughly searches the web. With the specifics in his possession about the bottle, he can probably mine a lot that way. But if you can help, let Mike know.


Daniel Peterman’s legacy: Colorful artwork that tells a story


This variety of Fraktur is called Taufscheine (birth and baptismal Certificates), and its up for action. It could fetch thousands, according to a York Daily Record story. More on artist Daniel Peterman, courtesy of Yorkblogger June Lloyd:  Many Fraktur were made for York County area children.




Artist Cliff Satterthwaite captures the Saturn ride at the York Fair in 1963. For more from Cliff, check out the Satterthwaite category.


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Posted by York Daily Record/Sunday News on Friday, April 24, 2015