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Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata, Pennsylvania
County of Lancaster.
632 West Main Street
National Register Number: 67000026
Resource type: District.
Property type: Domestic - multiple dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 24, 1967):
Erected between 1740 and 1746, this group of buildings shows a strong German architectural influence. The cloister is part of a self-sufficient community founded by a German Pietist mystic in 1732.

Condition:
Currently, there are no threats to the landmark.

The American Association of Museums completed a peer review on April 25, 2008 for subsequent accreditation. This will be the third time this designation and honor has been bestowed upon the Ephrata Cloister.


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