Archaeological excavations undertaken by URS/AECOM at the Red Rose Transit Site from 2008 through 2010 revealed late 18th and early 19th century A horizon/yard deposits, a stone-lined well, a redware kiln and evidence of brass manufacturing in the south half of Lot 104. These deposits and features located beneath 19th century train shed tracks at the corner of Chestnut and Queen Streets produced a small quantity of domestic queensware. Lancaster was the gateway to the west in the 18th and early 19th century for the shipment of goods. The existence of domestic queensware at the Red Rose Transit site indicates the ware was available and in use by consumers in Lancaster. This inland city likely played an important role in the ware’s distribution further west.
Cress, George D.; White, Rebecca L.; and Wuebber, Ingrid A.
"The Westward Expansion of Domestic Queensware: The Red Rose Transit Site, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.,"
Northeast Historical Archaeology:
46, Article 8.
Available at: https://orb.binghamton.edu/neha/vol46/iss1/8