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This landmark Emigsville building has been consumed with food for a century or more

Linked in/Neat stuff: ‘The Tinker’/All roads lead from York, Pa.

My Favorite Deli (copyright paulkuehnel.com)Many people know this landmark structure in Emigsville as the ‘My Favorite Deli.’ But way before that, the building served as a Grange Hall.  One hundred years ago in York County and across America, Granges served as major community meeting places in rural areas. York, Pa, Daily Record photographer Paul Kuehnel, an active resident of this Manchester Township community, provided this photograph of the old Manchester Grange Hall. ‘Working on a wall mural for My Favorite Deli, the building was the past home of the Grange,’ he wrote on Emigsville.org.  Also of interest: Demolished Red Lion Grange Hall still tells tale of changing York County.

 The Grange seal comes courtesy of Emigsville.org. Perhaps it’s right that ‘My Favorite Deli’ is in a former Grange building. Grange members were – and are – known for their cooking. Check out these cookbooks on the Pennsylvania State Grange website. Also of interest: At home in Emigsville. Surely, this is York County, Pa. at its best.

Other neat stuff from all over … .


Brasenhill Mansion: Wedding venue in the making

Wedding venues are popping up in wonderful old restored buildings around York County. That is a valuable way to give old structures new legs. That’s taking place in surrounding counties, too. The Brasenhill Mansion, pictured here, in Lebanon County is an example. It was built by the owner of Lebanon Steel Foundry.


‘The Tinker’: That’s its name.
The sculpture says ‘The Tinker’ and sculptor Lorann Jacobs’ website says ‘Tinkerer.’ Lorann Jacobs says its ‘Tinker,’ borrowing from ‘The Thinker’ and ‘Tin Man.’Do check out that website to enjoy the length and breadth of Jacobs’ work. The York Daily Record’s Dylan Seigelbaum captured this scene.


Yes, all roads lead to York, or in this case, from York … .

History Mystery: Some folks are trying to help solve this mystery, which does not yet have a definite answer. Check out their comments: