Trains, Grains, and More Trains

Trains, Grains, and More Trains (HM1JZ0)

Location: Glen Rock, PA 17327 York County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 47.659', W 76° 43.932'

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Welcome to Glen Rock, Pennsylvania

— Settled 1837 - Incorporated 1859 —

The trains allowed Glen Rock to send out what was made, as well as bring in new industries, due to the accessibility. The trains pumped in vitality, encouragement and convenience. The large brick building at the right was built by Emmanuel Sheffer in 1856. It has been home to the Railroad ticket office, Sheffer's merchantile [sic] business, a large meeting hall, Glen Rock's newspaper - The Item from 1870 - 1876 and the First National Bank of Glen Rock from 1864 - 1876. In 1874 the Pennsylvania Railroad bought the building. In 1961 the building was bought and razed by Aero Oil. On October 25, 1992 the last train swayed and clacked over the tracks through town. Today, thousands of people each year use the same path to ride bikes, walk, jog, bird watch, etc.
[Right insert]
Looking south towards Seitzland, the Main Street crossing is just ahead. On the right, Neuhaus'es will sell you farming products or hardware, while across the street you can buy a monument, get a haircut, mail a letter, work at the cigar or sewing factory, buy a stove and more...
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Looking North toward Centerville. In 1900 Wesley Koller built his five-story carriage factory on the left. In 1893 Israel Glatfelter built his clothing store in front of the flour mill he owned from 1885 to 1918. The mill was originally a woolen mill built in 1837 by Glen Rock's founder, William Heathcote.
[Right Detail]
This Mural is presented to the borough of Glen Rock by the Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society, Atlantis Oil, State Representative Ron Miller, State Senator Mike Waugh and a Department of Community and Economic Development grant. Mural painted by Marshall Adams. In memory of Don Swartz, former mayor, council member, charter member of Glen Rock Historic Preservation, and honorary member of the Glen Rock Carolers.
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HM NumberHM1JZ0
Tags
Historical Period20th Century, 19th Century
Historical PlaceTrain, Town
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleInterpretative Marker / Sign
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society and Others
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 351693 N 4406363
Decimal Degrees39.79431667, -76.73220000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.659', W 76° 43.932'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 39.5400" N, 76° 43' 55.9200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)717
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Heritage Rail Trail County Park, Glen Rock PA 17327, US
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