The Murals of York

Junior League Building

If you find yourself wandering the streets of downtown York—or make a special trip for the history and the architecture— you’ll definitely want to explore the Murals of York, an open-air gallery of paintings depicting York’s rich heritage. The project began in 1996 and today includes almost twenty murals. These murals, one of the largest collections on the East Coast, feature notable events and activities in York’s history, including the Articles of Confederation, the history of pottery, and the Harley-Davidson tradition.

For a somewhat out of date list of murals—including location, description, and photo of each—surf to York City’s Web site, or go directly to http://www.yorkcity.org/econ/murals/locdes.htm. The York Daily Record has also published a booklet, available in visitors centers, Heritage Trust Museum Shops, or at the YDR Online Store. In the interim, here’s a quick overview:

The Articles of Confederation
166 West Market Street

The Harley-Davidson Tradition
258 West Market Street

York in the 1800s
237 West Market Street

Made in York
243 West Market Street

York Manufacturing Company
150 Roosevelt Avenue

The Power of the Printing Press
223 North George Street

The History of Pottery
50 North George Street

The York Fair
East Market Street Parking Garage

York Goes to War—A Community Responds
160 South George Street

Lewis Miller Mini-Murals
Cherry Lane, West Market Street

From Farm to Market
36 North Beaver Street

The Four Chaplains
137 West Market Street

William C. Goodridge
358 West Market Street

York County 250th Anniversary
127 West Market Street

Community Contributors
48 East Market Street

Dr. George Holtzapple, The Breath of Life
50 North Duke Street

Muscletown USA
37 West Philadelphia Street

Children’s Home of York
132 South George Street

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