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Linden Hall School for Girls

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1746; 1758 and later. 212 E. Main St.

Many of the buildings erected for the Lititz Moravian community have been preserved as the Linden Hall School for Girls that traces its ancestry back to the 1746 establishment of the school in the Lititz Gemeinhaus. The Brothers’ and Sisters’ houses flank the central Lititz Moravian Church (1787; 1857 rebuilt) to which is attached a Gemeinhaus of 1763. In the rear is the tiny Leichen Kappelchen or Corpse House (1789) where bodies were stored before burial. Built by the head mason of the church, its sophisticated masonry probably gives an idea of the church's appearance before its mid-nineteenth-century renovation. The Brothers’ House remains in the service of the church as the Sunday school, while the Single Sisters’ House ( LA31.1) and other buildings are used by the school.

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Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Linden Hall School for Girls", [Lititz, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-LA31.

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, 325-325.

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