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Single Sisters' House

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  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

The Single Sisters’ House is typical of the Moravian buildings of eastern Pennsylvania in its crisp masonry, clear planning with a central hall flanked on either side by pairs of rooms, and double-pitched roof. The paired chimneys near the center of the building served twin stacks of flues that connected to the German tile stoves that warmed each room—and were the original source of Franklin's cast-iron stove.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Single Sisters' House", [Lititz, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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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