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Title Property Record of 25 Roberts Avenue
Catalog Number 2007.09.368
Scope & Content Property Record of 25 Roberts Avenue


- Lot 150 only -

1876 Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly lease: Sardius Steward, Harmony Twp., NY/ 99 years from 21 August 1873/ Term rent $75.00


- Lot 152 only -

1879 Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly lease: Eliza Ann Massey, Cleveland, Ohio/ 99 years from 8 March 1879/ Term rent $300.00


- Both Lots 150 & 152 -

1891 Chautauqua Assembly lease: Mrs. Orsavilla V.M. Fritts, Wattsburg, PA
1903 Chautauqua Institution lease: Mrs. Orsavilla V.M. Fritts, Wattsburg, PA
1923 Rental Agreement between Mrs. Fritts and John B. Wood and his wife, Nevada M. Wood to rent three Lots and the furnished cottages thereon at #150 and #152 Roberts Avenue and #153 S. Terrace Avenue collectively known as The Columbia Cottage, for five years
19?? Estate: Orsavilla V.M. Fritts died
1926 Eviction proceedings were brought by the Fritts Estate against Mr. & Mrs. Wood for nonpayment of rent
1927 Chautauqua Institution lease: Chautauqua Congregational Association, Inc., Chautauqua, NY
1930 Chautauqua Institution lease: The Ministers Union, a Corporation, Chautauqua/ Lot 150/ 653/192
1930 Chautauqua Institution lease: The Ministers Union, a Corporation, Chautauqua/ Lot 152/ 653/196
1963 Chautauqua Institution deed: Ministers Union of Chautauqua, Chautauqua, NY/ In lieu of the two 1930 leases to the Union/ 715/61
1990 Note: In 1983 the Ministers Union took title to Lot 151, behind its main buildings, and added the Westervelt Cottage at 28 S. Terrace Avenue to its operations
1991 Addendum: Ninety years ago, in 1901, the Chautauqua Assembly published a list of 56 "Boarding Cottages" including this one:

Cottage Rate per
Name Address Week Proprietor
Columbia 25 Roberts $6 to 8 Mrs. Orsavilla V.M. Fritts

-- Lot 23.2 --

2009 August 31 Chautauqua Institution to the Ecumenical Community of Chautauqua, PO Box 958, Chautauqua, NY 14722; 2683/596; This is a new parcel bordering lots owned by the Ecumenical Community of Chautauqua.
Dates of Creation 2007
Collection The Arthur Wade Property File Collection
Search Terms Chautauqua Congregational Association
Minister's Union
Ministers' Union of Chautauqua
Steward, Sardius
Massey, Eliza Ann
Fritts, Orsavilla V.M.
Wood, John B.
Wood, Nevada M.
Ecumenical Community of Chautauqua
Real Estate
cottages
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 The Columbia; Minister's Union
Cottage Build Date 1880