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Andrew B. Rote collection

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Author
Rote, Andrew B.
Call Number
MG-363, Archives South
  1 website  
Author
Rote, Andrew B.
Physical Description
1.5 cubic ft.
Summary
Collection contains the business records of C.V. Rote & Co., which later became A. B. Rote & Co. The Lancaster company specialized in awnings and ironwork. Deeds, mortgages, and other property records are for property owned by the Rotes and used for their business. The record books of the company show accounting, clients, cash flow, bids, and inventory. A catalog of architectural bronze and iron works illustrates their products. There are also stock certificates for a number of local and regional businesses such as Farmers Trust Company, Union Trust Company, and Meadia Heights Golf Club.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Notes
Finding aid is available at LancasterHistory.org.
Subjects
Rote, Charles V.
Bender, Jacob F.
Holman, John W.
C. V. Rote & Co. (Lancaster, Pa.)
A. B. Rote & Co.
Business records - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Deeds - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Manuscript Group
Call Number
MG-363, Archives South
Websites
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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
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
Andrew B. Rote Collection
Object ID
MG0363
Date Range
1806-1950
Content Note: The Andrew B. Rote Collection contains the business records of C. V. Rote & Co., which later became A. B. Rote & Co., and some family records. The Lancaster company specialized in awnings and ironwork. Deeds, mortgages, and other property records are for property owned by the Rotes and used
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Andrew B. Rote Collection
Description
The Andrew B. Rote Collection contains the business records of C. V. Rote & Co., which later became A. B. Rote & Co., and some family records. The Lancaster company specialized in awnings and ironwork. Deeds, mortgages, and other property records are for property owned by the Rotes and used for their business. The record books of the company, 1881-1942, show accounting, clients, cash flow, bids, and inventory. A catalog of architectural bronze and iron works illustrates their products. There are also stock certificates for a number of local and regional businesses such as Farmers Trust Company, Union Trust Company, and Meadia Heights Golf Club.
Admin/Biographical History
C. V. Rote & Company was founded by Charles V. Rote, Jacob F. Bender, and John W. Holman on 3 March 1881, specifically for the manufacture of awnings. Bender and Holman provided the financing, space for the shop, the time they could commit, and the use of their horse and buggy. Rote committed his labor and time in manufacturing the awnings. Their initial success continued when they added architectural bronze and iron work. Andrew B. Rote took over the business in 1894, which was then located at 111-117 E. Chestnut Street, Lancaster.
Custodial History
Added to database 3 January 2022.
Date Range
1806-1950
Year Range From
1806
Year Range To
1950
Date of Accumulation
1806-1950
Creator
Rote, Andrew B., 1928-2015
People
Bender, Jacob F.
Holman, John W.
Rote, Andrew B. "Andy"
Rote, Andrew Baker
Rote, Charles Victor
Other Creators
A. B. Rote & Company
Subjects
Architectural ironwork
Awnings
Business records
Decorative cast-ironwork
Deeds
Ironwork
Patents
Stocks
Search Terms
A. B. Rote & Co.
Account books
Awnings
Bonds
Business records
C. V. Rote & Co.
Deeds
Farmers Trust Company
Finding aids
Highway Emergency Service
Ironwork
Ironwork, Architectural
Ironwork, Decorative
Lancaster Concrete Tile Company
Manuscript groups
Meadia Heights Golf Club
Mortgages
National Building Units Corp.
Patents
Penn-Mont Mining and Milling Company
Pennsylvania Chautauqua
Stocks
Union Trust Company of Lancaster
Extent
3 boxes, 27 folders, 1.5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Accession Number
2003.MG0363
Object ID
MG0363
Other Numbers
MG-363
Classification
MG0363
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 9
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
See also the Photograph Collection
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Andrew B. Rote Collection (MG0363), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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
Less detail