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

John Frederick Wolle

(1863 - 1933)

 
 
John Frederick Wolle Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
1. John Frederick Wolle Marker
Inscription.  Organist, composer, and conductor. A major interpreter of J.S. Bach's music. He founded the Bethlehem Bach Festival and conducted the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, 1898-1905 and 1911-1932. Wolle was born and raised here in Main Hall.
 
Erected 1998 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationMan-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 37.125′ N, 75° 22.906′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on Church Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is about 25 feet east of the Brethren's House and about 50 feet south of Central Moravian Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethlehem PA 18018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brethren's House (a few steps from this marker); Continental Army Honored Dead (a few steps from this marker); Central Moravian Church
John Frederick Wolle Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
2. John Frederick Wolle Marker
Main Hall in background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); West Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Moravian Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemein Haus (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemeinhaus (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Frederick Wolle. (Submitted on February 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. MarkerQuest - Heckewelder House and John Frederick Wolle. Further information about John Frederick Wolle and the Bach Choir. (Submitted on November 18, 2020, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
John Frederick Wolle Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
3. John Frederick Wolle Marker
Second marker on right (first is the Brethren's House marker). Looking east on Church Street, with the Gemeinhaus (white building with gray-green shutters) in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Nov. 24, 2020