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History on the Hill: Glimpses of the Past on Old Cabbage Hill


In this 2021 publication by James Gerhart, readers can learn about the history and various stories of the Cabbage Hill neighborhood of Lancaster.

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Book excerpt:

Cabbage Hill is steeped in more than two hundred and fifty years of history. One of Lancaster’s oldest neighborhoods, the Hill grew rapidly in the late nineteenth century with the arrival of several waves of German immigrants. The predominantly working-class residents of the Hill created a neighborhood of closely-spaced houses and businesses on forty-three blocks of narrow, hilly streets. The strong German influence led to a neighborhood that was close-knit, industrious, and largely self-sufficient. In the late nineteenth century, the Hill was home to many thousands of residents and many hundreds of businesses, each with their own interesting stories, leaving us with quite a rich history. This book is a collection of in-depth glimpses into that history, exploring some of the more fascinating and iconic institutions, businesses, people and houses of old Cabbage Hill. 

Soft cover book, 150 pages. Written by James M. Gerhart.

Additional information

Weight 18.8 oz
Dimensions 10.25 × 8 × .25 in

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