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William C. Goodridge

 
 
William C. Goodridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
1. William C. Goodridge Marker
Inscription. Here lived an ex-slave born 1805, who became a prominent York businessman, 1824-1863. Tanner, newspaper distributor, barber. Erected York's first five-story building. His 13 rail cars operated commercially and were used in his work for the Underground Railroad.
 
Erected 1987 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.884′ N, 76° 43.549′ W. Marker is in York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Philadelphia Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 E. Philadelphia Street, York PA 17403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named William C. Goodridge ( a few steps from this marker); 148 East Philadelphia Street ( within shouting distance of this marker); The First National Thanksgiving ( about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Men who don't often weep wept then" ( approx. 0.2 miles away); "York House" ( approx. 0.2 miles away); James Smith ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Court House of York County ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Continental Treasury ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
 
Related markers.
Gargoyle on downspout of William Goodridge house. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
2. Gargoyle on downspout of William Goodridge house.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Goodridge, Businessman, Abolitionist. (Submitted on January 28, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. The Underground Railroad and York County, PA. (Submitted on January 28, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. William C. Goodridge - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
William Goodridge House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
3. William Goodridge House
House has been awarded a Keystone Historic Preservation Grant image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
4. House has been awarded a Keystone Historic Preservation Grant
William C. Goodridge Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 26, 2016
5. William C. Goodridge Home and Marker
Entrance to William C. Goodridge Home image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 26, 2016
6. Entrance to William C. Goodridge Home
York Walking Tour Marker on William C. Goodridge Home image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 26, 2016
7. York Walking Tour Marker on William C. Goodridge Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,395 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5, 6, 7. submitted on December 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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