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Every day, York County struts its diverse architectural stuff

The Dempwolf-designed York County (Pa.) Courthouse, one of York County’s most architecturally significant buildings is photographed soon after its turn-of-the-20th-century construction. York County is known for its diverse architecture. (See video link below demonstrating this diversity.) Also of interest: Coca-Cola out in Springetts… self-storage space is real thing and York’s housing stock not that revolutionary and Virtual York offers colorful tour of York’s past.

The greater York area has long boasted of its Colonial heritage, which might suggest it’s filled with Colonial-era building and houses.
Not so.
Much of its architecture comes from the Victorian era – from Dempwolf-designed Market Street structures to working-class rowhouses… .

In fact, that caused one newspaper columnist – Gordon Freireich of the York Sunday News – to urge the framing of York’s image around a Victorian theme.
Author and blogger Scott Butcher has helped show the diversity of York’s architecture under and outside this large Victorian umbrella with a post putting forth a video primer of 40 styles and sub-styles of local architecture.
Click on Scott Butcher’s blog post here to learn more about York’s diverse architecture.
Photo courtesy of 1901 book “York and York County.”