LancasterHistory Research Collections

Collection
Andrew B. Rote Collection
Object ID
MG0363
Date Range
1806-1950
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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
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