Lititz Moravian Historic District

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Lititz Moravian Historic District
Lititz Moravian Historic District, May 2008
Lititz Moravian Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Lititz Moravian Historic District
Lititz Moravian Historic District is located in the US
Lititz Moravian Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by E. Main, Willow and Locust, Marion and Orange, and S. Cedar and S. and N. Broad Sts., Lititz, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°09′17″N 76°18′06″W / 40.15472°N 76.30167°W / 40.15472; -76.30167Coordinates: 40°09′17″N 76°18′06″W / 40.15472°N 76.30167°W / 40.15472; -76.30167
Area 103.3 acres (41.8 ha)
Built c. 1755-c. 1930
Architectural style Early Commercial, Late Victorian, Federal
NRHP reference # 86001030[1]
Added to NRHP May 9, 1986

Lititz Moravian Historic District is a national historic district located at Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 113 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 2 contributing structures in Lititz. It has notable examples of the Federal and Late Victorian architectural styles. The buildings date from about 1755 to 1930. Notable buildings include the Warden's House (c. 1757), Corpse House (Leichen Kappelchen)[2] (1786), Werner House, Tinsley Cottage, Sisters' House (1758), Moravian Church (1787), Brothers' House (1759), Lititz National Bank, Commonwealth National Bank (1922), Mary Dixon Memorial Chapel (1884) on the campus of Linden Hall School, and General Sutter Inn (originally the Zum Anker, established 1764).[2]

The contributing site is the Moravian Church Cemetery (established 1758). Among other notables, the cemetery contains the graves of General John Augustus Sutter, of California Gold Rush fame, and his wife Anna Dubeld Sutter, and Francis Florentine Hagen, composer of the beloved Christmas hymn "Morning Star, O Cheering Sight." Located in the district are the separately listed Congregational Store, Sturgis Pretzel House, and Johann Agust Sutter House.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]



  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b History of the Lititz Moravian Congregation, 1749-1999. Privately published by subscription of the congregation.
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Mary T. Wiley (October 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Lititz Moravian Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-18.