The Cookes House

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The blue-gray limestone Cookes House is Germanic in its architectural style and features a central chimney system. The house, which was constructed in 1761, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Why? Well, perhaps because it is a wonderful example of early American Germanic architecture. Or, perhaps it is because of one of the home’s most famous residents: Thomas Paine lived in the house during the Second Continental Congress’ stay in York. Local historians believe he was hard at work writing "The Crisis" during this time period.

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