Lewis David de Schweinitz Residence

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Gemeinhaus-Lewis David de Schweinitz Residence
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Gemeinhaus-Lewis David de Schweinitz Residence, October 2011
Lewis David de Schweinitz Residence is located in Pennsylvania
Lewis David de Schweinitz Residence
Location 66 W. Church St., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°37′7″N 75°22′52″W / 40.61861°N 75.38111°W / 40.61861; -75.38111Coordinates: 40°37′7″N 75°22′52″W / 40.61861°N 75.38111°W / 40.61861; -75.38111
Built 1780
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75001658
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 15, 1975[1]
Designated NHL May 15, 1975[2]

Gemeinhaus-Lewis David de Schweinitz Residence, also known as the Moravian Museum, is a house in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Built to house the married couples of the Moravian community as well as the community's place of worship, the Saal, it is the oldest surviving building in Bethlehem, the largest surviving log house in the USA and also significant for its association with the botanist and mycologist Lewis David de Schweinitz.[3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975.[2][4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Gemeinhaus-Lewis David de Schweinitz Residence". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Gemeinhaus-Lewis David de Schweinitz Residence". Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. A National Register of Historic Places travel Itinerary. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  4. ^ James Sheire (March, 1975). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Gemeinhaus-Lewis David De Schweinitz Residence / Moravian Museum PDF (32 KB). National Park Service. 

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