Restoring Historic Western Maryland Railway Freight Building

Kinsley Properties Restoring Historic Western Maryland Railway Freight Building, a Downtown Gateway Property

York, PA (November 18, 2019)– Kinsley Properties, a leader in commercial real estate development, leasing and property management, is proud to announce that it has begun repairs and restoration efforts on the historic Western Maryland Railway Freight Offices in downtown York.

Built in 1896, the railroad office building on the corner of North George Street and the Codorus Creek was designed by well-known York architect John A. Dempwolf. The long vacant 2,684-square-foot building, which was last used as a transfer station for grain, will be repurposed for a yet-to-be-determined tenant.

Kinsley Properties hopes to have exterior renovations completed by spring 2020.

“Kinsley Properties is committed to community revitalization and preserving historic properties in the City of York,” said Timothy Kinsley, president of Kinsley Properties. “The historic architecture in York is one of the city’s most valuable assets. We must preserve gateway properties like the Western Maryland Railway building in our community for future generations and to tell York’s rich architectural history.”

The building renovations were designed by Kinsley Properties to obtain the approval of the Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB). Kinsley Construction is overseeing the restoration and Warehaus served as the historic preservation consultant on the project.

“We are looking to ensure that anything done to the building – from windows to the roof, doors, and masonry work –  keeps with the character of the HARB district and is historically appropriate,” said Becky Zeller, historic preservationist at Warehaus. “York has a rich industrial heritage and this restored property on the corner of North George Street will serve as an important and highly visible gateway into the city and its downtown area.”

Kinsley Properties will share restoration and tenant updates as we have them.


About Kinsley Properties:

Founded in 1980, Kinsley Properties is a fully integrated real estate developer that focuses on providing lease spaces for office, retail, manufacturing, warehouse and institutional users in the Mid-Atlantic region. Located in York, PA, Kinsley Properties provides real estate management and development services to the surrounding areas. For more information about Kinsley Properties, please visit our about us page.


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