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Ephrata Academy

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  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (© George E. Thomas)

State rules requiring education led to the construction of the academy building. Though members were celibate, families with children continued to join the community. By the time the academy was built, the community had largely assimilated into the secular community and the building follows Federal-style proportions and details to the central cupola on the roof.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Ephrata Academy", [Ephrata, 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, 328-328.

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