Who Am I? Plus Preservation Happenings & Saving the Modernaire Motel

WHO AM I?

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I was constructed in 1873 in the Second Empire Style.

My purpose was to advance the knowledge of the local residents.

I was the predecessor of a venerable local institution that still thrives today.

My time in York City was very brief, as I was destroyed by fire in 1885.

Noted architect J.A. Dempwolf designed an even more prominent building in my place, using my foundation.  (Unfortunately, that building no longer stands, either.)

Scroll down to find the answer.

PRESERVATION HAPPENINGS

Preservation Pennsylvania will be hosting its 2015 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards Luncheon at Harrisburg’s Zembo Shrine Center on Friday, September 25.  York will be well represented, with the following awards:

RALPH MODJESKI AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TRANSPORTATION DESIGN, PRESERVATION AND ARCHAEOLOGY
Veterans Memorial Bridge, Columbia and Wrightsville
(Lancaster and York Counties)

SUSTAINABILITY IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION
LSC Design Corporate Headquarters
320 North George Street, York
(York County)

INITIATIVE AWARD
Communications
History Blogging Team, YorkBlog.com
York Daily Record
(York County)

Interested in attending?  Learn more here.

SAVING THE MODERNAIRE MOTEL

Historic York, Inc. supports a dialogue between Springettsbury Township and Spring Lane LLC, the developer that is looking to construct retail space where the Modernaire Motel and adjacent Bloomingdales Estate are located.  We recently submitted a Letter to the Editor on this important topic.  You can read it here.

WHO AM I? IS THAT YOUR FINAL ANSWER?

York Collegiate Institute was the successor to the York County Academy and predecessor of York Junior College and York College of Pennsylvania.  Learn more on the York College website.

Did you guess correctly?
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This week’s blog was contributed by Historic York, Inc. board member Scott D. Butcher.

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