Ebenezer Baptist Church and Other Property Records, 1852-1905

Call Number:  MG-471


1 box     2 folders


Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)


Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 11


Description:  Collection contains the articles of agreement and a letter of proposal regarding the building of Ebenezer Baptist Church on Locust Street in Lancaster in 1905. There is a sheriff’s deed for property on North Street and documents pertaining to property on Middle Street in Lancaster. These documents are related to properties on North Street and Middle Street in Lancaster.


Creator:  Ebenezer Baptist Church (Lancaster, Pa.)


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:  Gift of Zachary Espinosa, 4 April 2006.



Folder 1 

Insert 1  Sheriff’s deed for property on North Street, Lancaster of David B. Vondersmith. Sold to John Harnish. Benjamin F. Rowe, sheriff. 15 August 1859.


Insert 2  Confirmation of sale of property on Middle Street, Lancaster of Jacob Fordney, who was deceased when the property was sold. Property sold to William Gable. 15 November 1852.


Insert 3  Transfer of judgment, Harriet Dowhower vs Conrad Sowers. Harriet Dowhower signed over the transfer of $200 to Sarah A. Reilly.


Judgment bond stating that Conrad Sowers will pay $400 to Harriet Dowhower, regarding property on Middle Street, Lancaster. 15 June 1900.



Folder 2

Insert 1  Articles of agreement between E. B. Rhinier and William G. Payne. E. B. Rhinier is to build the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Document shows the payment and the specifications. 28 March 1905.


Insert 2  Letter of proposal to the Committee of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Proposal written by A. J. Winters. 5 May 1905.