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‘Mother of Inventions’ gave birth to York Hospital: Linked in with neat history stuff – Jan. 9, 2010

‘It was necessity the mother of Inventions that brought the York Hospital into existence.’ So read advertisement copy accompanying this photograph of old York Hospital along College Avenue in the hospital’s Women’s Auxiliary’s ‘Benefit’ Cookbook, issued circa 1916. Today, the reprinted cookbook is sold for $10 in the hospital’s and York County Heritage Trust’s gift shops. The ad also states that noted York architect J.A. Dempwolf designed the hospital, incorporated in 1880. Crispus Attucks Community Center occupied the hospital after it moved to its current campus in 1930. Today, the old buildings stands as an apartment complex. Also of interest: Doctor wrote about oxygen use to aid ‘average country practitioners’ and Spanish flu epidemic in York: ‘People died one right after the other’ and Civil War hospital: A master’s thesis waiting to be written and West Side Sanitarium, later West Side Osteopathic and later Memorial Hospital born in The Avenues in York.

Neat stuff from the mailbag and all over:

Baseball in January?
In a farmers markethouse?
The Penn Street Farmers Market is zigging while others are zagging in a “Celebrate York Baseball” event set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16.
(The market is urging members of the public to come to the celebration, where people can view a display of vintage photos of York baseball, presumably showing the White Roses… .

Members of the York Revs’ Atlantic League team will be there, too, as will team mascot Yorkie.
But the event is certain to be a success for another reason.
The market is offering free popcorn and hot dogs.
No self-respecting York countian would pass up an opportunity for free food.
Noteworthy story about local history: At 100, Jewish Community Center remains ‘a gathering place’
Recommended blog post: Universal York’s June Lloyd writes about: York Powwow Doctor Said to Have Largest Practice in Pennsylvania.
Recommended forum: Comment on Santa’s old chair where thousands sat on Santa’s lap at the old downtown York Bon-Ton by clicking here.