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Spring Grove residents mull Hoke House future

By SEAN ADKINS Daily Record/Sunday News York, PA – Soon, Rutter’s Farm Stores will receive in the mail a large package filled with letters of support for the Hoke Farmhouse in Spring Grove. The idea for the letters was one of many that came out a meeting Thursday night attended by roughly 35 residents who […]

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Residents mull new ideas to preserve Spring Grove landmark

By SEAN ADKINS Daily Record/Sunday News Doug Hoke’s connection to the Hoke Farmhouse in Spring Grove runs deeper than the commissioner’s general interest in local historic preservation. As a child, Hoke said, his father would tell stories of how he, in his youth, would visit the more than 250-year-old farmhouse and ride horses. “My brother, […]

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The house can be yours, as long as you’re willing to move it

from Sean Adkins – York Common Cents blog Scott Hartman is clear when he speaks about the vacant stone farm house that neighbors the Rutter’s Farm Store on Main Street in Spring Grove. “If someone wants to come and move it, we would gladly give it to them, free of charge,” said Hartman, Rutter’s president […]

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We must save the Hoke House

Letter to the Editor York Daily Record There is a very important conversation taking place in our community. The topic is the preservation of old buildings. I think we all agree we can’t save an old building just because a few people have nostalgic ties to it. On the other hand, there are buildings that […]

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A Provocative Comment

On a visit to southwest Germany several years ago, one of my strongest desires was to visit and photograph the famous Old Bridge over the river Neckar in Heidelberg.  To my disappointment, one could hardly view, much less appreciate, the beauty of the stone arched bridge because of all the scaffolding surrounding it. Likewise, a […]

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Preserve Local Landmark Buildings

Why do businesses coming into a community have no regard for old buildings with a substantial amount of history? I cannot understand this and wish someone would explain it to me. Oh, money! A bank destroying an old barn to build a new bank and then expect the community to support them? A perfect example […]

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Rutter’s, preservation society have different ideas for Spring Grove’s Hoke farmhouse

York, PA – If its walls could talk, the building known as the Hoke farmhouse in Spring Grove could probably spin many tales from its long history. The building, which sits on the traffic circle at the intersection of Route 116, Roths Church Road and Hanover Street, was built in the mid 1700s and once […]

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Spring Grove’s Historic Gems

Kudos to the new owners of the former Aldine Hotel in Spring Grove’s historic district. Through the extensive restoration efforts of Matthew and Leslie Argabright, this grand old structure maintains its original features and historic character to the fullest extent possible, while at the same time completely satisfies today’s building codes. When P. H. Glatfelter […]

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