York Manufacturing Company, Bounded by West Philadelphia, North Hartley, & Roosevelt Streets, York, York County, PA
Significance: By the 1880s, the York Manufacturing Company was one of the nation's leading producers of refrigeration equipment. In the early 20th century it helped establish experimental and verifiable industry standards through the efforts of its testing laboratory. In the 20th century, York pioneered new applications of cooling including dehumidification and cooling.
The plant is of added interest as the work of one of York's principal architects, J.A. Dempwolf. Dempwolf designed the original core group of buildings in 1895 and made the first enlargement to the plant shortly thereafter.
Survey number: HABS PA-6011
Building/structure dates: 1895 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1909 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1926 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1950 Subsequent Work