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Andreadis: George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 1 Market Houses, 1827-1926, 1999


Call Number:  MG-545, Series 1 Market Houses, 1827-1926, 1999


1 box     40 folders     .5 cubic ft.


Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)


Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 11


Description:  The documents in this series represent the business of the City of Lancaster related to the market houses, primarily in the nineteenth century. Payments to Market Masters and for gas lighting, advertising and maintenance show some of the costs associated with running the market houses in the nineteenth century. Market license certificates provide the names of stand holders and their products for 1925-1926.


Creator:  Lancaster (Pa.)


System of Arrangement:  This collection is organized by series of subjects.

Series 1  Market Houses

Series 2  Fire Department

Series 3  Bridges

Series 4  Railroads

Series 5  Lamps and Lighting

Series 6  Relief Fund

Series 7 Administrative Records


Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.


Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.


Language:  English


Source of Acquisition:  Purchased from George and Rhonda Andreadis, 2009-2014.


Note:  These documents are mostly administrative records, not permanent records, and were likely purged by the city offices when they were no longer needed. We are fortunate that they survived as they contain details about Lancaster’s past. 


Administrative History:  Organized and preserved by MM, Summer 2011.




Folder 1  Lancaster Gas Company invoices for the Market House. 1856-1878.

Folder 2  Lancaster Gas Company invoices for the Old Market House. 1857-1876.

Folder 3  Lancaster Gas Company invoices for the New Market House. 1857-1876.

Folder 4  Lancaster Gas Light and Fuel Company invoices for the Market House. 1879-1897

Folder 5  Citizens’ Electric, Light, Heat, and Power Company invoices for the Market House. 1894-1895.

Folder 6  Payment for Market Master and Receiver of Taxes. 1835-1895.

Folder 7  Payment for Market Proclamation. 1852-1886.

Folder 8  Payments to John Snyder for Market cleaning. 1882-1883.

Folder 9  Payment to John Wilhelm for Market cleaning. 1883.

Folder 10  Payment to John Bostick for Market cleaning. 1886-1896.


Folder 11  Payment to Henry Donley for Market Master. 1878-1883.

Folder 12  Payment to Henry Wilhelm for Market Master. 1887

Folder 13  Payment to John Book for Market Master. 1894-1895.

Folder 14  Notes about roadwork completed around the Market House. 1835-1880.

Folder 15  Payments for work done in Market House.  1855-1896.

Folder 16  Notes about Market Cleaning. 1860-1894.

Folder 17  A request for a Meat Stand in the Market House. 1835.

Folder 18  An agreement about beef cattle for the Market.  1839.

Folder 19  Fish Market sales. 1884.

Folder 20  Letters about the purchase of a Second Market House. 1827-1835.


Folder 21  Payments for Market House printing, advertising, and painting. 1855-1860.

Folder 22  Items purchased for the Market House. 1857-1887.

Folder 23  Market Rents. 1857-1859.

Folder 24  City and Market Gas Bills. 1862-1897.

Folder 25  Market invoices. 1871-1896.

Folder 26  Mellert Foundry and Machine Company. 1881-1882.

Folder 27  Market Ownership. 1873.

Folder 28  Pamphlet about Market History. 1999.

Folder 29  Market License Certificates April 26-December 31, 1925.

Folder 30  Market License Certificates. December 24-February 6, 1925-1926.


Folder 31  Market License Certificates December 31-January 8, 1925-1926.

Folder 32  Market License Certificates January 8-12, 1926.

Folder 33  Market License Certificates January 12-15, 1926.

Folder 34  Market License Certificates January 15-16, 1926.

Folder 35  Market License Certificates January 16-19, 1926.

Folder 36  Market License Certificates January 19-23, 1926.

Folder 37  Market License Certificates February 6-17, 1926.

Folder 38  Market License Certificates February 19, 1926.

Folder 39  Market License Certificates. February 2-June 18, 1926.

Folder 40  Miscellaneous item. 1872.



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