Junior League Building

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Known as the Junior League Building and the home of the Thrift Shop, this structure is a Victorian hybrid.  Notable features include the saw-tooth dentils and cornice with brackets above the first level, lintel cornice with ornamentation and brackets above the upper-level windows, and prominent brackets under the eaves.  This structure, which contains both Italianate and Queen Anne influences, also features paneled facia board under the first floor windows.  Prior to the Junior League purchasing the building, it was Anderson's Hardware.

The building was constructed around 1875 on the site of the former
Shakespeare Hotel.  Brothers James and Logan Marshall operated the Marshall
& Bro., Wholesale Liquor Dealers store, and oral tradition tells of a
speakeasy and tavern operating here during prohibition.  From 1943 to 1961,
this building was the home of Anderson's Hardware Store.  Junior League of
York opened their Thrift Shop here in 1962, originally sharing space with
Mike's Nut Shop.  In 1977, Junior League purchased the building, restoring
the facade to its original appearance in 1981.  For more information on
Junior League of York, visit their Web site at www.jlyork.org.

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2002 by Scott D. Butcher


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