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Title Property Record of 23 Roberts Avenue
Catalog Number 2007.09.367
Scope & Content Property Record of 23 Roberts Avenue

- Lots148 & 149 -

1873 Chautauqua Lake Camp Meeting Association lease: A.F. Chaffe, Jamestown, NY/ 99 years from 21 August 1873/ Term rent $150.00
1877 Lot 148 on Roberts was separated from Lot 149 on Terrace Ave.

- Lot 148 only -

1878 Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly lease: Henry S. Hall, Ellery Center, NY
1878 Lease assigned: William Rice
1887 Lease assigned: Mrs. Orsavilla V. M. Fritts, Wattsburg, PA
1887 Chautauqua Assembly lease: Mrs. Orsavilla V.M. Fritts, Wattsburg, PA
1927 Chautauqua Institution lease: Chautauqua Congregational Association
1929 Lease assigned: E.C. Westervelt, Corpus Christi, Texas
1930 Chautauqua Institution lease: The Ministers Union (a newly formed corporation)/ Lots 148, 150 & 152 all on Roberts Ave./ 644/219
1947 Leasehold interest in this Lot 148 turned back to the Institution by the Ministers Union/ Note: Early in the 1900s this "tent lot" was unused by Mrs. Fritts, the leaseholder, and it became very unsightly/ The Institution cancelled the lease and took possession/ It built a temporary frame store building and rented it to a Mrs. Cornell for a toy store/ Later it became an antique store/ In 1947 Mrs. Gladys A. Tichbourne rented it for a dress shop and was joined in the business by her daughter Joan about 1970/ Mother and daughter operated the popular California Accessories Shop every summer until the mid 1980s when Mrs. Tichbourne retired
1989 Estate: Gladys Anderson Tichbourne died December 4, 1989 in Florida
1990 Joan Tichbourne Weaver is continuing the dress shop operation
Dates of Creation 2007
Collection The Arthur Wade Property File Collection
Search Terms Chautauqua Congregational Association
Ministers' Union of Chautauqua
Minister's Union
Rice, William
Westervelt, E.C.
Weaver, Joan T.
Chaffe, A.F.
Hall, Henry S.
Fritts, Orsavilla V.M.
Tichbourne, Gladys A.
Real Estate
Object Name Property reference file
Classification Real Estate
Lexicon category 10: Unclassifiable Artifacts
Lexicon sub-category Need to Classify
Catalog type Archive
Dates of Accumulation 2007
Cottage Nickname California Accessories Shop