Decorative Hardware in Downtown York
By June Lloyd on June 26, 2010 



P.A.& S. Small building with horse collar window display

My recent post gave an overview of the business empire 
built up by the Small family. P.A. & S. Small Company's
four-story building was a York landmark for many years.
George Small purchased the property on the East Market
Street corner in 1809 and opened his hardware store there.
I'm not sure when the four-story building went up, but it was
torn down in 1940 G&D to make way for a "modern structure"
to house the G.C. Murphy Co. 5 & 10.

The photos above and below, from the York County Heritage
Trust Library/Archives, show the hardware and related items
arranged in artistic patterns.

None of the photos are dated, but the one above of the whole
building has to be mid-1887 or later, as the market sheds that
stood in the middle of the square are gone.