“It's always very sad to hear that a building of our past, of our history, is coming down. These structures make you appreciate the foundations of our county and country as well”
After 229 years, the Swiftwater Inn will close its doors for good Tuesday and prepare for the wrecking ball. via York Dispatch, The York Sunday News
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#21 Oct 10, 2008
I was a patron of the Swifty since 1985. I became very fond of the Inn and it's owners. The Swiftwater INN was my Cheers bar. Everytime I ride by the site of the old Inn I feel a tinge of sadness . I will always cherish the memories I have of my old hang out. Hopefully, the new owners will rebuild so others can enjoy the Swifty as much as I have.
#22 Jun 7, 2010
Very sad indeed that this landmark of a place is gone forever. I had very fond memories of the Inn, it's owners and the many nice people I met throughout the years. The antique shop next door, the peaceful stream and the rocking chair porches, ball and clawfoot tubs, big antique beds and the great food and comraderie.
Mrs. Cooper always made you feel at home - I laughed at the "Monk's ritual" which I think we all experienced at one time or another if you were a "regular". I painted various birds on the rooms outside doors and named various rooms at one point (i.e. Cardinal room, Robin Room" etc.
I cannot imagine that the town/state allowed this landmark to fall to the wrecking ball - especially with how many of us had a connection to the place - one would have thought that someone would have had some clout to help keep it intact - regardless of the shape it was in. Just about anything can be restored with the right intellect and financing -and I'm sure that if the cry for help had been put out for volunteers, we would have all shown up to work in some capacity - or donated to the cause.
Time marches on - but what separates us from our European counterparts is that they preserve their architectural treasures and past - for their future generations. We have yet to figure that out. Shame on us.
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