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Sisters’ House (Single Brothers’ House)
Built for the accommodation of single men, the Sisters’ House was originally a small two-story stone structure, built without kitchens and lacking a basement (and thus sitting lower than its later additions). It became the Sisters’ House in 1748 when the men moved into the newly built Second Single Brothers’ House ( NO22.5). A northern wing was added in 1752, providing a larger dining room, new dormitory, and eventually a chapel. Set at a right angle to the original building, the addition repeats its rubble masonry and segmental brick arches. A second addition followed in 1773, this time to the east along W. Church Street. This last addition is raised above the street on a full basement, above which is a simple water table, the first time that architectural detail appeared in Moravian building at Bethlehem.
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