Harmony Historic District

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Historic Harmony District
Harmony Society building in Harmony, Pennsylvania, built in 1809.
Harmony Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Harmony Historic District
Harmony Historic District is located in the US
Harmony Historic District
Location PA 68, Harmony, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°48′11″N 80°7′42″W / 40.80306°N 80.12833°W / 40.80306; -80.12833Coordinates: 40°48′11″N 80°7′42″W / 40.80306°N 80.12833°W / 40.80306; -80.12833
Area 17 acres (6.9 ha)
Built 1804
Architect George Rapp and Frederick Reichert Rapp
Architectural style 19th Century German-American
NRHP Reference # 73002139
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 21, 1973[1]
Designated NHLD May 30, 1974[2]

Harmony Historic District, also known as Secular Harmony Historic District, is a national National Historic Landmark District located along Pennsylvania Route 68 at Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania. USA. It is the site of the first settlement established by the Harmony Society when they immigrated to the United States around 1804. The district includes 10 contributing buildings and 1 contributing site in Harmony. They include the Great House or Bentle Building (c. 1811), Langenbacher House (c. 1805), Harmonist Church (1808), The "Stohr," Beam Hotel, Frederick Rapp House, Schmitt House, Schreiber House, Wagner House, and Mueller House. The contributing site is the Harmonist Cemetery containing the unmarked graves of 100 early Harmonists.[2][3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1974.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Harmony Historic District". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  3. ^ Carol Ann Poh (December 5, 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Harmony" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 17 photos, from 1973 (32 KB)

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