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York’s South George Street as you’ve never seen it: Linked in to history, 2/18/13

The ‘C.S.’ in C.S. Davidson?/Alligators in Penn Park/Bambergers

You’re probably never seen this view from on high of York’s South George Street before. Erin Herbert and Alex Bastain own the former Rescue Fire Company firehouse, and they recently gave this tour of their residence, which included a trip to the bell tower. That’s the steeple of St. Mary’s Church in the background. The art teachers plan to open an art gallery in their new home – and have their wedding there too. (Read more at art gallery and see a slideshow of the firehouse/home below. Also of interest: York’s Rescue Fire Company, Mack the Fire Horse’s former home, now a private residence.

Neat stuff from all over … .

Lisa Heuvel is looking for some research help:

“Hello, I am seeking information on 19th-century physician-politician Dr. William McIlvain(e) and his family,” she wrote in a comment on yorktownsquare.com. “Any help would be much appreciated.”

I responded:

“Lisa, You either need to email or call the York County Heritage Trust to see what is in its archives. There might be a McIlvain family file, for example. Or city directories showing where he resided or practices. That’s where I’d start: http://www.yorkheritage.org.”

I also wrote that I’d put her query on this blog, so here we are. If you can help, please comment below.

C.S. Davidson: What does the “C.S.” in noted York County engineering firm C.S. Davidson stand for? You can find out in this op ed piece that ran in the York Sunday News: C.S. Davidson: Family-owned to employee-owned

Alligators in York: Yes, as York Sunday News columnist June Lloyd tells us in her most recent piece: Remember the alligators in Penn Park?

Forum of the day, I: The Bambergers are represented in many York families who moved from the South in the past 80-90 years. With York County located almost in the South, many of our families have Southern ties, old or recent. Does yours? Background: York, Pa.-Bamberg, S.C., family connection looks to Isaac Nimmons as the patriarch