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Five new signs have been placed to mark York’s downtown historic district — a project that was a partnership between the Yorkville Historical Society and Greater York Chamber of Commerce.
Paul Boger, director of the York chamber, said the signs were designed by Diversified Signs and Graphics in York. The five signs replace four older signs that were weathered and less visible.
Boger said the aluminum signs, which bear the words “Yorkville Historical Society” and “York Historic Distrct,” cost $6,655. They were paid for in part by a York County hospitality grant of $5,377, he said.
A donation of $1,278 from the historical society covered the remainer of the cost, Boger said.
He said one reason for the cost was that poles on which the signs are mounted — which have the same design as the poles used for city street markers — must meet state transportation safety standards.
Boger said the old signs, at four entrances to the district, were in poor shape and some of them were in obscure places, nailed to a telephone pole or tucked behind a tree.
“They had really taken a beating from the weather,” he said.
The new signs are located at five major entrances to York’s historic district — on North and South Congress, East and West Liberty and Kings Mountain streets, he said.
Community leaders turned out last week to see the new signs, which were put up in late December. “We have a large historic district,” Boger said, “and it’s something to be proud of.”