Two Early Photos of the First Crispus Attucks Building on West College Avenue in York, Pa.



This building on the intersection of West College Avenue and Oak Lane in York was originally the home of the York Hospital. The leaders of the Hospital arranged for the transfer of ownership of the building to house the newly formed Crispus Attucks Community Center in 1931. It caught fire and most of it was burned down in 1943. Crispus Attucks moved to a new location at East Maple Street in 1944. The remains of the building now house the Shady Maple housing complex.


Author: jkirk

Founder and Chief Researcher for the York African American Historical Preservation Society