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Near York in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bob Hoffman (1898 - 1985)

 
 
Bob Hoffman (1898 - 1985) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. Bob Hoffman (1898 - 1985) Marker
Inscription. The "Father of World Weightlifting" & founder of the York Barbell Club was the U.S. Olympic weightlifting coach, 1948-64; also actively promoted the sports of powerlifting & bodybuilding. Served as an official advisor on youth physical fitness for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Nixon. Founded the York Barbell Company on Broad Street in 1932.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 1.418′ N, 76° 44.494′ W. Marker is near York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Broad Road 0.3 miles north of Church Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: York PA 17402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Codorus Furnace (approx. 3.3 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Philip Livingston (approx. 3 miles away); Fallen Heroes Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); York Liberty Bell (approx. 4.2 miles away); William C. Goodridge (approx. 4.2 miles away); 148 East Philadelphia Street (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named William C. Goodridge (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
 
Also see . . .
Bodybuilder Statue in front of Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Bodybuilder Statue in front of Hall of Fame
 Bob Hoffman - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable PersonsSports
 
York Barbell Factory image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
3. York Barbell Factory
Weightlifter rotates and is visible from Interstate 83.
U.S. Weightlifting Hall of Fame Building image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
4. U.S. Weightlifting Hall of Fame Building
Bob Hoffman (1898 - 1985) Statue image. Click for full size.
By Dianne Bowders, June 13, 2008
5. Bob Hoffman (1898 - 1985) Statue
Bob Hoffman (1898 - 1985) Statue image. Click for full size.
By Dianne Bowders, June 13, 2008
6. Bob Hoffman (1898 - 1985) Statue
Bob Hoffman (1898 - 1985), York Barbell Sign image. Click for full size.
By Dianne Bowders, May 24, 2008
7. Bob Hoffman (1898 - 1985), York Barbell Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,497 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5, 6, 7. submitted on February 25, 2010, by Dianne Bowders of York, PA.
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