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York County, Pa. country clubs: This has been a tough week for former gathering spots

Neat stuff/Linked in: Golden Swan for sale/1960s Continental Square band

It was a tough week for former country clubs. The Red Lion Country Club’s former clubhouse burned, and the old Lake Club dam, above, was breached. Seems like the sign of the times: People aren’t joining things. They’re bowling alone. Some of World War II-era buildings are aging or require lots of money for upkeep. Valuable real estate is devoted for other types of development. Check out the “before” photograph of Lake Lehman’s Dam (Lake Club) below. Also of interest: Of York County, Pa., social clubs and virtual communities. lehmanThis story tells about the Lake Club’s demise as well as a photo of the road that crossed its dam: Lake Lehman property as a York County park? ‘I want the Lake Club back.


Lots of comments: Click on the commenting icon to see what people are saying about the badly damaged clubhouse in Red Lion.

For background on the Red Lion Country Club fire, check out: Fire destroys former club.


Other neat stuff from all over … .

Golden Swan: This historic York, Pa., Continental Square landmark is for sale. Check out this photo gallery for now, and I’ll devote a future post to this well-known building.

Still on Centre Square: Artist Cliff Satterthwaite places himself in his own 1960s scene from Continental Square in York.  This is a different type of self portrait. More: Satterthwaite category.
History Mystery: This is a York/Adams landmark that has been restored.