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Church of the Brethren

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1880. 17th Ave. (Colorado 10) (NR)

The town of Hygiene (1878, 5,090 feet) grew up around the church built by Dunkard preacher Jacob S. Flory. Flory also built a sanatarium, Hygiene House (now gone). The random-coursed native stone church with a simple, front-gable roof was built at a cost of $2,000. The plain plaster walls and hand-hewn pine floor reflect the austerity of the Dunkard sect, founded in Germany in 1708 and named for its practice of triple-immersion baptism. Although regular services were discontinued in 1907, the site continues to be used by the Northern Colorado Church of the Brethren as a community center and burying ground.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Church of the Brethren", [Longmont, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-BL36.

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