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Abraham Witmer's bridge

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Author
Landis, Charles Israel,
Date of Publication
1916
, Treasurer, before the Justice and Grand Jury as in Page 108, and at the same time agreed to build two stone bridges, one across the tail race of William Douglass' mill, in Caernarvon township, on the Provincial Road lead- ing to Windsor Furnace, and the other over Conestoga Creek, on the Provin- cial Road
  1 document  
Responsibility
by Judge C. I. Landis.
Author
Landis, Charles Israel,
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Lancaster County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1916
Physical Description
155-174 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 20, no. 6
Subjects
Witmer, Abraham.
Bridges - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Conestoga Bridge (Lancaster, Pa.)
Witmer's Bridge (Lancaster, Pa.)
Contained In
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society. Volume 20, number 6 (1916), p. 155-174Lancaster History Library - Journal974.9 L245 v.20
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American barns and covered bridges

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Author
Sloane, Eric.
Date of Publication
1954.
Call Number
631.2 S634
Author
Sloane, Eric.
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
W. Funk
Date of Publication
1954.
Physical Description
112 p. illus. 26 cm.
Summary
"This lovingly written book, accompanied by more than 75 of the author's own sketches, provides a reliable record of those vanishing forms of architecture. Accurate line drawings depict a variety of barns, such as those in Maine, attached to houses; an 'open' log barn in Virginia, and a 'top hat' barn in North Carolina. Covered bridges - like barns, built for soundness and endurance - are also illustrated, among them a saltbox structure in New England, a bridge with a pedestrian walkway in rural New York State, and a 10-span-long bridge at Clark's Ferry, Pennsylvania." [from the publisher]
Subjects
Barns - United States.
Covered bridges.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
631.2 S634
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Collection
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 2
Object ID
MG0545_Series02
Date Range
1856-1897
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 2
Description
The documents in MG0545, Series 2 represent the business of the City of Lancaster related to the fire department, which was established in 1881 by consolidating the private fire companies in the city. These nineteenth century documents are primarily invoices for engine and hose parts and repairs; horse tack, feed and stables; alarm boxes; supplies; engine house maintenance; and salary payments. A few invoices are for the earlier volunteer fire companies.
Admin/Biographical History
"A radical change in the method of providing protection against fire was brought about in 1882, a paid city fire department being substituted for the volunteer fire companies. The old system had to some extent fallen into
disrepute and become inefficient. The ordinance creating the new system was approved Dec. 21, 1881, and actual organization was commenced in February 1882 by the appointment of Henry N. Howell as chief engineer.
The engine-houses, engines, and hose-carts of the American and Washington Fire Companies were purchased, and also the engines of the Union and Sun Companies and the house of the Humane. The department was in working order in April 1882 and has since then been constantly undergoing improvement."
Ellis, Franklin and Samuel Evans. History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck. 1883.
Custodial History
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.
Collection was organized and rehoused by PH, Summer 2011; finding aid typed by HST, April 2012.
System of Arrangement
This collection is organized into series by subject:
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
Date Range
1856-1897
Year Range From
1856
Year Range To
1897
Date of Accumulation
1856-1897
Creator
Lancaster (Pa.)
People
Albright, Robert
Barr, Charles H.
Bateman, William H.
Beidle, John
Bihl, A. F.
Blickenderfer, R.
Brimmer, Fred
Brimmer, George H.
Brown, Daniel
Brown, George W.
Calder, George Jr.
Colvin, C. H.
Cox, Samuel B.
Cummings, W. P.
Eby, Jonas F.
Edgerley, Edward
Erisman, H. M.
Eshelman, J. W.
Faust, Jacob
Finney, W. B.
Glazier, Henry
Groff, Abraham S.
Groff, H. E.
Groff, Nathaniel
Hartman, Army
Hatz, Jacob
Hawthorn, John A.
Heinitsh, John F.
Herr, Abraham
Herr, Allan A.
Herr, J. L.
Herr, M. B.
Hirsh, B. W.
Hoch, W. T.
Huber, Joseph H.
Jacks, Samson
Jahn, Francis
Jeffries, John R.
Kitch, Davis
Kreider, Jacob S.
Martin, B. B.
Miller, Fred
Miller, H. C.
Miller, Mrs. L.
Pfeiffer, F. W.
Plitt, Edward
Pontz, Adam
Ringwalt, Amos
Rudy, Frank H.
Rudy, Philip
Schum, Philip
Shaub, H.
Shaub, J. C.
Shenk, B. M.
Shenk, Charles G.
Shindle, J. P.
Shirk, Reuben
Smeltz, Edmond S.
Steigerwalt, H. J.
Sutton , J. L.
Vondersmith, H. B.
Walker, Edward
Welchans, A. C.
Wilson, William H.
Wise, Zeb
Wohlsen, William
Wylie, William T.
Zook, Jacob K.
Roote, G. W.
Subjects
Fire departments
Volunteer fire departments
Business records
Lancaster (Pa.)
Search Terms
American Engine Company
American Fire Company
Baumgardner Co.
Baumgardner, Eberman & Co.
Baumgardners & Jefferies
Binkley's Bridge Post Office
Burger & Anderson
Business records
C. V. Rote & Co.
Centennial Pastry Board
Chambers & Palmer
Citizens' Electric Light, Heat and Power Co.
City Hotel
Crystal Ice Co.
D. B. Landis & Son
Dennison Mfg. Co.
Dialogue & Serrill
Eagle Spoke and Bending Works
Eureka Fire Hose Company
Everts & Overdeer
Finding aids
Fire departments
Friendship Hose Company
Fulton Cotton Mill
Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Company
George M. Steinman & Co.
Gleason & Bailey Mfg. Co.
Gutta Percha & Rubber Mfg. Co.
Henwood Co.
Humane Hose Company
Invoices
J. B. Prescott & Son
J. B. Shannon & Sons
J. M. Migeod & Son
J. P. Stormfeltz & Sons
John Best & Son
L. G. Tillotson & Co.
La France Fire Engine Co.
Lancaster
Lancaster Gas Light and Fuel Co.
Lancaster Planing Mill Co.
Lancaster Son & Co.
Lancaster Steam Soap & Candle Works
Lowell Harness and Collar Co.
Manchester Locomotive Works
Manuscript groups
Marion & Stoy
McLaughlin & Gesell
Miller & Hartman, wholesale grocers
Patrick & Carter Co.
Philip Lebzelter and Company
Phoenix Cork Works
Reilly Bros. & Raub
Ridenour & Schaum
Samuel Eastman & Co
Shiffler Hose Company.
Southern Electric Co.
Stoner, Shreiner & Co.
Sun Engine Company
Union Fire Company
Washington Engine and Hose Company
Washington Fire Company
Wilfing & Sawyer
Extent
2 boxes, 72 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0545_Series02
Other Numbers
MG-545, Series 2
Other Number
MG-545, Series 2
Classification
MG0545
MG0545_Series02
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 11
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory
Related Item Notes
Lancaster City Archives
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, MG0545
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions. Original documents may be used. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Documents
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Collection
J. Houston Mifflin Collection
Object ID
MG0150
Date Range
1754-1881
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
J. Houston Mifflin Collection
Description
Collection consists of personal, legal, and business-related letters and documents concerning the life and affairs of J. Houston Mifflin. Also, similar documents to, from, and about other members of the extended Houston and Mifflin families. Contains typed copies of two letters from J. Houston Mifflin to his son, Lloyd Mifflin, containing an eye-witness account of the June 1863 Confederate advance into Wrightsville. Also, a legal document signed by John Passmore.
Custodial History
Folders 1-10 processed and finding aid prepared by DT, 1998-1999. Folder 11 was cataloged in 2011. Added to the database 28 September 2017.
Date Range
1754-1881
Year Range From
1754
Year Range To
1881
Date of Accumulation
1754-1881
Creator
Mifflin, J. Houston, 1807-1888
People
Archer, H. W.
Bayard, A. C.
Cowen, John F.
Fisher, J. N.
Franklin, Thomas E.
Gamble, J. A.
Grier, David
Grisein, David J.
Houston, Anna S.
Houston, Henry H.
Houston, J. W.
Houston, John J.
Houston, Robert W.
Houston, Susanna
Houston, William F.
Howell, C. M.
Jenkins, William
Jordan, John
Kerbaugh, Francis
Lane, J.
Marshall, William
Mattack, Thomas
Mifflin, Ann
Mifflin, Elizabeth A. B.
Mifflin, James E.
Mifflin, John Houston
Mifflin, Joseph
Mifflin, Lloyd
Mifflin, Samuel W.
Neagle, J.
Nunemacher, John R.
Plant, Augusta Mifflin
Plant, T. H.
Reynolds, James L.
Rogers, Anna R.
Wilson, Benjamin
Other Creators
Mifflin family
Subjects
Artists
Business records
Family records
Legal instruments
Real property
Letters
Photographers
Search Terms
Artists
Bank of Pennsylvania
Business records
Charlton & Ward
Columbia Bank and Bridge Company
Correspondence
Family records
Finding aids
Land records
Legal documents
Letters
Manuscript groups
Mifflin & Houston Co.
P. Malcolm & Co
Photographers
Real property
Tilford & Samuel
Wills
Extent
1 box, 11 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0150
Other Numbers
MG-150
Other Number
MG-150
Classification
MG0150
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 4
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Photograph Collection
Curatorial Collection
Lloyd Mifflin Collection, 1751-1965, MG0059
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Documents
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Collection
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 3
Object ID
MG0545_Series03
Date Range
1835-1887
  1 document  
Description Level
Series
Collection
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 3
Description
The documents in MG0545 Series 3 represent the business of the City of Lancaster related to building bridges. Petitions, proposals and reports pertain to building bridges over the railroad at the alley between Duke Street and Lime Street in 1835 and 1837. Invoices for labor, stone and posts show bridge maintenance from 1858-1887.
Custodial History
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.
Organized and preserved by JP, Summer 2011. Added to database 10 May 2021.
System of Arrangement
This collection is organized into series:
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
Date Range
1835-1887
Creation Date
1835-1887
Year Range From
1835
Year Range To
1887
Creator
Lancaster (Pa.)
People
Armstrong, James
Cooper, J.
Black, John
Subjects
Invoices
Petitions
Bridges
Business records
Lancaster (Pa.)
Search Terms
Invoices
Petitions
Bridges
Business records
Lancaster
New Holland Turnpike Company
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
Extent
1 box, 11 folders, .2 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0545_Series03
Other Numbers
MG-545, Series 3
Other Number
MG-545, Series 3
Classification
MG0545
MG0545_Series03
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 11
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory
Related Item Notes
Lancaster City Archives
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, MG0545
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions. Original documents may be used. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Documents
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Collection
Mills and Bridges of Lancaster County, The R. Harold Barton Collection
Object ID
MG0015
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Mills and Bridges of Lancaster County, The R. Harold Barton Collection
Description
Collection contains the research materials of R. Harold Barton on the mills and bridges of Lancaster County. Included are field notes, working papers, photographer's negatives, and postcards. Indexes are available listing mills by name and location, and bridges by name.
Four notebooks are the finished product of the mills and bridges research of R. Harold Barton. These notebooks are in the library under Barton, R. Harold on the online catalog (LC621.85, B283, v.1-v.4). The notebooks constitute 1 cubic ft. of the collection.
The remaining six boxes are located within the manuscript collection. These boxes house working papers, field notes, worksheets, notebooks, photographs, negatives, additional albums of photographs and other miscellaneous material relating to Lancaster County bridges and mills.
Mr. Barton uses a numerical system to locate bridges and mills by township or by the names of the streams, rivers, runs and creeks. Three indexes have been prepared: one lists the bridges by name, one the location by town or townships, and one the names of the mills.
There are a few notes related to Lancaster County gunsmiths, missionaries, and Indian traders.
Custodial History
This collection was cataloged prior to 1997; added to database 6 March 2018.
System of Arrangement
Collection is arranged by township, number, and index.
Creation Date
1637-1916
Year Range From
1637
Year Range To
1916
Date of Accumulation
1637-1916
Creator
Barton, R. Harold
People
Barton, R. Harold
Subjects
Bridges
Covered bridges
Mills and mill-work
Research
Search Terms
Bridge
Covered bridge
Mill
Research
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Extent
6 boxes, 2 notebooks, 33 folders, 2.4 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0015
Other Numbers
MG-15
Other Number
MG-15
Classification
MG0015
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 1
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory.org (Organization)
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Big Chickies bridge Pennsylvania Historic Bridge Recording Project III

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo18246
Date of Publication
2000.
Call Number
624.2 H673b
Place of Publication
Washington, D.C
Publisher
Historic American Engineering Record,
Date of Publication
2000.
Physical Description
26 p. : photos. ; 29 cm.
Notes
Auction Road Bridge Replacement Project, Penn and Rapho Townships, Lancaster County.
Bibliographic references.
Subjects
Bridges - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County
Lancaster County (Pa.) - Buildings, structures, etc.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Lancaster County
Call Number
624.2 H673b
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Bridge information compiled by Benjamin Weaver

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo17409
Author
Weaver, Benjamin.
Call Number
MG-587, Archives South
  1 website  
Author
Weaver, Benjamin.
Physical Description
3 folders.
Notes
Mr. Weaver photographed these bridges in the 1960s and 1970s; the slides are in the Photograph Collection. Some of these cards correspond with the Bridge Records in the Lancaster County Government Records.
Finding aid available at LancasterHistory.org.
Summary
This collection contains index cards prepared by Benjamin Weaver with information about bridges over several creeks and rivers in Lancaster County: Beaver, Calamus, Big Chicques, Little Chicques, Cocalico, Big Conestoga, Little Conestoga, Conewago, Conowingo, Coon, Conoy, Hammer, Mill, Muddy, East Octoraro, West Octoraro, Pequea and Peters. The information includes the name, township(s) and type of each bridge and may also include the date of construction, contractors, commissioners, size and weight limit, details on location and/or destruction or replacement of the bridge.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Subjects
Bridges - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Manuscript Group
Call Number
MG-587, Archives South
Websites
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Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Call Number
RG 02-00 0324, Archives West 1
Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Physical Description
13 boxes.
Arrangement of Material
Arranged alphabetically, then chronologically by township location.
Notes
See paper finding aid for details on bridge location by township and creek.
The date range is 1747 to 1939, but most of the papers date from the 19th Century.
Finding aid in the repository: Local government records.
Summary
Papers filed for construction and repair of bridges. The types of petitions presented to the Court of Quarter Sessions include: petitions for bridge construction and repair, petitions for inspections, and petitions for bridge funds. Other types of items include: specifications, proposals, and contracts for bridge construction and repair; bridge blueprints and plans; correspondence; bills for materials; and bridge condition reports. Many papers show date; court term and case number; names of petitioners, viewers, inspectors, and contractors; costs and fees; location of bridge; and name or number of bridge. The order and report of viewers documents are of particular interest as they usually include a copy of the original petition; the order and names of viewers to inspect the site; the public announcement for the viewers meeting; the report and recommendation of viewers, often with a drawing of the site and surrounding area; and the court decision.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Subjects
Bridges - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Additional Corporate Author
Lancaster County (Pa.) Court of Quarter Sessions
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Government Record
Call Number
RG 02-00 0324, Archives West 1
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Bridges : Abraham Witmer Bridge - Information file

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Call Number
Information file - Bridges : Abraham Witmer Bridge
Alternate Title
Bridges : Abraham Witmer's Bridge - Information file.
Notes
Information files are created for specific subjects that are associated with Lancaster County, e.g. "Rebman's scrap pile", "Ten-hour house". The files contain newspaper and magazine articles about the subject.
Subjects
Witmer, Abraham.
Witmer's Bridge (Lancaster, Pa.).
Bridges - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Information File
Call Number
Information file - Bridges : Abraham Witmer Bridge
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