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Top York Town Square blog posts: Check out this best-hit list in September 2015


Stories and photos about the Lafayette Club, for years the bastion of York’s elite, are always popular with readers. It’s their opportunity to see inside this mansion, a men’s-only place for much of its long history that ended in 2012. Last month, news that York College of Pennsylvania had acquired the old mansion to use as a Center for Community Engagement brought the former club back into the news. And it scored 10th on the most-viewed list on YorkTownSquare.com in September. Also of interest: Most popular York Town Square blog posts: Check out this top 10 list in August 2015.

Check out the rest of the Top 10 list – and more Lafayette Club photographs from YDR’s archives – below … .


An often-overlooked plaque on the club, devoted to an often-overlooked war around York County – World War I.

1. Who was Norman Wood (of York/Lancaster bridge fame?

2. How a bird views the not-so-small Dallastown Intermediate School

3. Change in York County, Pa.? Yes, here’s one example of how it happens all the time

4. York Fair 250, past and present, in photographs and stories

5. Rare York, Pa., map provides a snapshot of downtown life

Several years ago, then-President John Bailey led a tour to the cupola atop the Lafayette Club. Here’s the bird’s-eye view of the city at East Market and Duke streets.
6. Who performed at the York Fair in the year (fill in the blank)?

7. 5 more neat places to discover in your own York County backyard

8. York Airport’s runway: A rare view of its other end

9. Two bird’s-eye views of York, Pa.: One familiar, one pretty well hidden

10. Lafayette Club’s murals could expose York, Pa., history to a different audience

Before it became the Lafayette Club, the building was best-known as the home of P.A. Small of P.A. & S. Small fame – leading businessmen for much the the 19th century in York, Pa.