Call Number: MG-545, Series 1 Market Houses, 1827-1926, 1999
1 box 40 folders .5 cubic ft.
Repository: LancasterHistory.org (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.
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.