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The Brothers House 1755

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. The Brothers House 1755 Marker
Inscription. Between November 1754 and June 1755 this large dwelling was built by and for the single men of Bethabara. The cellar you see here was dug beneath one end of the two story log building. This important house served as assembly, dining and sleeping halls; chapel; and dwelling for both married people (who moved into the new Gemeinhaus in 1756), and then unmarried men and older boys.

"The Single Brethren were lodged in the old dwelling house, and the married people in the first story of our new Brothers House, where they made a partition with their tent cloth until it can be replaced by boards."
Bethabara Diary, November 3, 1755.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.32′ N, 80° 17.89′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethabara Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Historic Bethabara Park. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flour Bin 1758 (a few steps from this marker); Pottery Dependency 1756 (a few steps from this marker); Bastion 1756 (within
The Brothers House 1755 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. The Brothers House 1755 Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Bell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Well 1763 (within shouting distance of this marker); Family House 1758 (within shouting distance of this marker); Vorsteher's House 1758 (within shouting distance of this marker); Congregation Store Addition after 1766 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
The Brothers House 1755 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. The Brothers House 1755 Marker
The Brothers House 1755 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
4. The Brothers House 1755 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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