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

Old Chapel

 
 
Old Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
1. Old Chapel Marker
Inscription.

The second place of worship, 1751-1806. Here many noted persons of the American Revolution heard early Moravian music and the Gospel. Prominent clergy were Bishops Nitschmann, Spangenberg, de Watteville, and Ettwein.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 37.151′ N, 75° 22.873′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on Heckewelder Place, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is about 50 feet NE of Central Moravian Church, about 150 feet north of the intersection of Heckwelder Place and Church Street. Marker is in this post office area: Bethlehem PA 18018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Old Chapel (a few steps from this marker); Gemein Haus (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemeinhaus (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Moravian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Restoration of the Nain-Schober House
Old Chapel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
2. Old Chapel and Marker
Gemeinhaus to right.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Moravian Community (within shouting distance of this marker); John Frederick Wolle (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Also see . . .
1. Moravian College Campus Buildings. (Submitted on February 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Bethlehem. (Submitted on February 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. David Nitschmann. (Submitted on February 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. John Ettwein. (Submitted on February 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Old Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
3. Old Chapel Marker
Looking west, with Central Moravian Church in background across Heckewelder Place.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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