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

Gemeinhaus

(Clergy House)

 
 
Gemeinhaus Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
1. Gemeinhaus Marker
Inscription.
Erected in 1741. First place of worship in Bethlehem was on the second floor. Count von Zinzendorf had quarters here, 1742. Place of many notable conferences in the Colonial and Revolutionary periods.

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Clergy House
Erected A.D. 1741.
The
Second House of
Bethlehem,

and the first
place of worship.

 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
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 Heckwelder Place, on the right when traveling west on Church Street. Touch 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. Gemein Haus (here, next to this marker); Bell House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Moravian Church
Clergy House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
2. Clergy House Marker
(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). Touch for a list and map 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 the Moravians in Bethlehem. (Submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Moravian College Buildings. (Submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Count von Zinzendorf. (Submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. National Historic Landmark
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsPeaceSettlements & Settlers
 
Gemeinhaus and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
3. Gemeinhaus and Markers
Gemeinhaus Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., http://bdh
4. Gemeinhaus Marker
National Historic Landmark
<i>Gemein House, Bethlehem, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by A.C. Bosselman & Co., circa 1908
5. Gemein House, Bethlehem, Pa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 780 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on December 14, 2014.
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