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

Gemein Haus

(Clergy House)

 
 
Gemein Haus Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
1. Gemein Haus Marker
Inscription.
Erected in 1741
The first house of worship in
Bethlehem
Home for the clergy among whom were
Zinzendorf - Spangenberg
Nitschmann - Ettwein - Seidel

Scene of the Great Wedding July 15, 1749
Place of the only school for the teaching
of Indian languages
The Treaty of Friendship between the
Nanticoke and Shawnee Indians and
the Moravian Brethren was made in
the Saal in 1752
Many notable conferences both in Colonial
and Revolutionary periods were held
in the building - now a home for the aged

 
Erected 1930 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and The Moravian Union of King's Daughters.
 
Location. 40° 37.131′ N, 75° 22.863′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Heckewelder Place, on the right when traveling west on Church Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 66 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. Gemeinhaus (here, next to this marker); Bell House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Chapel
Clergy House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Clergy House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Central Moravian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Sisters' House (within shouting distance of this marker); John Frederick Wolle (within shouting distance of this marker); Brethren's House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gemeinhaus. (Submitted on February 3, 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.)
4. Count zon Zinzendorf. (Submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Great Wedding of 1749. (Submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Gemein Haus and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
3. Gemein Haus and Markers
Gemeinhaus Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Gemeinhaus Marker
National Historic Landmark
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 941 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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