America’s Greatest Main Streets

The Susquehanna Photographic

Cheers to these small towns for great Main Streets, where you can admire architecture, sample the local flavor, and find a lost America.

York, PA

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In 1978, the last of four major department stores in downtown York was shuttered, triggering a period of decay. Over time, landowners aided by various programs have spruced up and restored nearly every façade—with great examples of the late Victorian and Classical Revival styles. Stroll Market Street for the most striking examples. On the first Friday of each month local businesses stay open late, with special events and discounts.

Worth a Stop: Food vendors have been hawking their goods at Central Market since 1754. Enjoy a quick meal at one of the market’s nearly two dozen restaurants and lunch counters.

—Wayne Curtis

America’s Greatest Main Streets

York, PA

In 1978, the last of four major department stores in downtown York was shuttered, triggering a period of decay. Over time, landowners aided by various programs have spruced up and restored nearly every façade—with great examples of the late Victorian and Classical Revival styles. Stroll Market Street for the most striking examples. On the first Friday of each month local businesses stay open late, with special events and discounts.

Worth a Stop: Food vendors have been hawking their goods at Central Market since 1754. Enjoy a quick meal at one of the market’s nearly two dozen restaurants and lunch counters.

—Wayne Curtis

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