Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, November 2011
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church is located in Pennsylvania
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Location 119 N Eighth St., Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°20′28″N 76°25′31″W / 40.34111°N 76.42528°W / 40.34111; -76.42528Coordinates: 40°20′28″N 76°25′31″W / 40.34111°N 76.42528°W / 40.34111; -76.42528
Area 1.2 acres (0.49 ha)
Built 1796-1798, 1848, 1898
Architect Uhler, Christopher; Ritcher, Abner Augustus
Architectural style Colonial, Gothic, Richardsonian Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 10000402[1]
Added to NRHP June 28, 2010

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, also known as Old Salem Lutheran Church, is a historic Evangelical Lutheran church located in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. The property includes two contributing buildings: the 18th century Old Salem church and the 19th century Salem Memorial Chapel. The Old Salem church was built between 1796 and 1798, and is a two-story, rectangular limestone building. It was modified in 1848, to infill corners and add the second story. The Salem Memorial Chapel was built in 1898, and is a limestone and sandstone building in a Gothic style with Richardsonian Romanesque influences. It was renovated in 1928. Also on the property is a contributing object; a 10-foot tall obelisk.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 6/28/10 through 7/02/10. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (SEARCHABLE DATABASE). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Linda Brandt, Gladys Sowers, and Jane Straub (December 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-28. 

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