Historic photos

Trolley Service along North George Street looking south from Locust Lane in the early 1920's
Trolley Service along North George Street looking south from Locust Lane in the early 1920’s

 

Emigsville Band Marches in York - courtesy of the Manchester Township Historical Society
Emigsville Band Marches in York – courtesy of the Manchester Township Historical Society

Old union chapel along Church road north of Emigs Road. The building is gone but the trees are still there. The congregations became the current St. Mark Lutheran Church and Otterbein United Methodist Church.

Old Bethany chapel along Church road north of Emigs Road. The building is gone but the two trees are still there if you look for them today. The congregations became the current St. Mark Lutheran Church and Otterbein United Methodist Church.

 

The old post office stood in the area of High Street and North George Street. Other locations included a service station that is now the Hess Station.
The old post office stood in the area of High Street and North George Street. Other locations included a service station that is now the Hess Station.
Looking south on North  George Street from the northern end of town.
Looking south on North George Street from the northern end of town. Notice there are no trolley tracks in this photo so it probably predates 1900.

 

Liverpool Turnpike tollgate. The road follows the road of the same name today north of town. The turnpike, which now stops at a farm, was the way  you got to Manchester, as the current North George street was the trolley line north of the current Church Road traffic light. If you stand on Liverpool Turnpike you can see the straight shot to Manchester following the rail line. Take a look while passing Historic Shady Lane on North George Street and see the stone archway that served as a trolley waiting room for the estate.
Liverpool Turnpike tollgate. The road follows the road of the same name today north of town. The turnpike, which now stops at a farm, was the way you got to Manchester, as the current North George street was the trolley line north of the current Church Road traffic light. If you stand on Liverpool Turnpike you can see the straight shot to Manchester following the rail line. Take a look while passing Historic Shady Lane on North George Street while heading to Manchester and see the stone archway that served as a trolley waiting room for the estate.

 

Emigsville Band undated
Emigsville Band undated

 

An early view of Emigsville
An early view of Emigsville
An early view of Emigsville
An early view of Emigsville

 

John Emig farm about 1876. Photo - Dianne Bowders
John Emig farm about 1876. Photo – Dianne Bowders
My Grandfather, Norman E. Rishel, rented the John Emig, Jr. Farm @ 1919.  His first herd of Holstein is shown in this picture.
My Grandfather, Norman E. Rishel, rented the John Emig, Jr. Farm @ 1919. His first herd of Holstein is shown in this picture.  Link to post : Who Made the Stone Overpass  Photo  courtesy of Dianna Glein Bowders

 

 

Bethany Chapel note card
Bethany Chapel note card  See link: Historic Emigsville notecards
Emigsville Band marches in York  - courtesy of the Manchester Township Historical Society
Emigsville Band marches in York – courtesy of the Manchester Township Historical Society

 

Emigsville Band -  - courtesy of the Manchester Township Historical Society
Emigsville Band – – courtesy of the Manchester Township Historical Society


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