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

Sisters’ House

 
 
Sisters' House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
1. Sisters' House Marker
Inscription.

Built in 1744. Brothers' House until 1748. Here unmarried sisters plied many of the arts and crafts for women. In 1778, Pulaski's banner was made by them.

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Erected A.D. 1742.
Prior to 1748 used as a
Brethren's
House.

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This wing was
erected
in 1751 and 1752.

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This wing was
erected
in 1773.

 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 37.13′ N, 75° 22.828′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 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. Bell House (a few steps from this marker); Gemeinhaus (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemein Haus (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker
Sisters' House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
2. Sisters' House Marker
also named Old Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Moravian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Frederick Wolle (about 400 feet away); Restoration of the Nain-Schober House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Also see . . .
1. Early History of Bethlehem. (Submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Moravian College Campus Buildings. (Submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Sisters' House - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Sisters' House 1751/1752 Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
3. Sisters' House 1751/1752 Wing Marker
Sisters' House 1773 Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
4. Sisters' House 1773 Wing Marker
Sisters' House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
5. Sisters' House Marker
Sisters' House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
6. Sisters' House Marker
Gemeinhaus (white frame building) in background. Looking west on Church Street.
Sisters' House 1751/1752 Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
7. Sisters' House 1751/1752 Wing Marker
In courtyard adjacent to the Bell House.
Sisters' House 1773 Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
8. Sisters' House 1773 Wing Marker
To east of the PA Historical marker.
Sisters' House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
9. Sisters' House
View of NE corner of building. Looking west.
<i> Moravian Sisters' House, Erected 1742 Bethlehem, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Moravian Book Shop, circa 1920
10. Moravian Sisters' House, Erected 1742 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 927 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   10. submitted on December 14, 2014.
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