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Friedens Kierche, Peace Church

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1798, Thomas Anderson, mason; Martin Rupp, carpenter. Trindle and St. John's Church rds.
  • Friedens Kierche, Peace Church

Friedens Kierche is the best preserved of the German churches of the sort that took as its model the Quaker meetinghouse. This is a handsomely proportioned and powerful cubic design of the local limestone trimmed with brownstone that conveys its intended permanence. Unlike almost all other meetinghouseplan churches, this has remained as it was built. Within, a wine glass pulpit standing in the center of the long wall opposite the entrance attests to Martin Rupp's skills. Despite its highway-strip site, Friedens Kierche is well worth the visit. The church is now primarily used for weddings but can be visited by appointment.

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George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Friedens Kierche, Peace Church", [Camp Hill, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-CU1.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 362-362.

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