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Gray Cottage

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1740, Peter Boehler. 25 S. Whitfield St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The simple log building with a steep single gable is the oldest building in Northampton County and the oldest Moravian structure in North America. A single shed dormer marks the center entrance on the long wall; on the opposite long wall a center bay of limestone backs a central chimney. A later Victorian porch was removed in 1971 when the cottage was restored to its original form.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Gray Cottage", [Nazareth, 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, 271-271.

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