York-based PeoplesBank is donating its building at 1 Manchester St., Glen Rock, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, to the borough of Glen Rock.
PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company and wholly owned subsidiary of Codorus Valley Bancorp Inc., was founded as the “First National Bank of Glen Rock, Penna” in 1864. It was one of the first businesses established after Glen Rock’s incorporation in 1859, a release said, serving as a catalyst of economic growth in the post-Civil War era through the present.
In addition to housing the Glen Rock borough office, the building is home to the Glen Rock Historical Preservation Society, which operates a museum. The society will expand the museum into the portion of the building vacated by the bank as part of the donation, which will be finalized next month.
PeoplesBank, with assets in excess of $2.4 billion, will continue to serve Glen Rock residents at nearby financial centers offering a full spectrum of services.
Society President Jon Nicklow said, “With PeoplesBank’s donation of this historic building located in the center of our town, we have an opportunity to showcase Glen Rock’s place in local history.”
Craig Kauffman, PeoplesBank’s president and CEO, added: “As the birthplace of PeoplesBank, Glen Rock holds a special place in the hearts of every PeoplesBank associate. The donation is another example of the bank’s long-term commitment to the community and our commitment to memorializing the legacy of PeoplesBank’s contribution to the prosperity of the area.”
Paula Wolf is a freelance writer