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Bethlehem in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bell House

First Seminary for Girls

 
 
Bell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
1. Bell House Marker
Inscription.
An early Germanic type of building; erected in 1745. Used first as the Family House. Girls' School, 1749. Bell, still in use, was cast in Bethlehem. Turret had first town clock, 1746. Weathervane is the church seal in metal.

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First Seminary
for Girls

Erected A.D. 1745.
Used as a
School,
1746 - 1791.

 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 37.13′ N, 75° 22.844′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is about 150 feet east of Central Moravian Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 56 W. Church Street, Bethlehem PA 18018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sisters' House (a few steps from this marker); Gemeinhaus (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemein Haus (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Chapel
First Seminary for Girls Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
2. First Seminary for Girls Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Central Moravian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); John Frederick Wolle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Restoration of the Nain-Schober House (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Regarding Bell House. The Bell House is a private residence adjacent to the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem.
 
Also see . . .
1. Moravian Museum of Bethlehem. (Submitted on February 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Early History of Bethlehem. (Submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Moravian College Campus Buildings. (Submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducationMan-Made FeaturesNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Bell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
3. Bell House Marker
Marker near the snow-covered courtyard. The Moravian Museum of Bethlehem is in the white building (Gemeinhaus) behind (west) of the marker.
Bell House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
4. Bell House
Also known as the First Seminary for Girls.
Bell House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
5. Bell House
Also known as the First Seminary for Girls.
Bell House Belfry image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
6. Bell House Belfry
Bell House North Facade (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
7. Bell House North Facade (Rear)
Larger belfry is on Central Moravian Church. Looking WSW.
<i>Bell House, Erected 1745 Bethlehem, Pa. </i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
8. Bell House, Erected 1745 Bethlehem, Pa.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   8. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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