Historic Photos of York County
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In this photo provided by the York County Heritage Trust, children with polio get fitted for braces. More than 100 people contracted polio in 1941 in York County. At least nine people died from the epidemic. Schools closed, and young people couldn't attend public gatherings, funerals or swimming pools. 'No slight cold, sore throat or upset stomach should be disregarded by parents,' a local newspaper article from that summer reads. (SUBMITTED)
Taken on West Market Street in York, Pa. facing east towards the square of York, you can easily see signs on just about every facade. At the top of the photo you can see the Hotel Yorktowne sign while others are visible for Plitt’s Ginger Ale, McCrory’s, and even one for York Federal Savings and Loan. via Blake Stough/Preserving York
Many York countians will remember this is York County Shopping Center sign. Stephen Smith of York, Pa., provided this image, circa 1962. He noted that you can see part of Food Fair, one of the retailers at the center, the York-areas first suburban shopping plaza.
This beautiful burial ground at Wildasin Meeting House contains many unique stone designs and Pennsylvania Dutch symbols. Some stones are in excellent condition while others are barely legible. The stone above was placed there for the burial of Henry Wildasin, born in 1821 and died as a child in 1824. via Blake Stough/Preserving York
The Commercial Hotel is the most dominant building on Dallastown’s square – the traditional center of the borough sitting along Route 74. The old hotel, at the corner of Walnut and Main streets, is now used as apartments. It’s still one of the most architecturally prominent buildings in Dallastown, which incorporated as a borough in 1866.