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The Moravian Gemeinhaus
Hope, Warren County

The Gemeinhaus was the spiritual center of the Moravian community: there is no equivalent else in the state, although there are at least two other Moravian churches in New Jersey. Although long-since converted into commercial purposes, this solid stone structure was erected in 1781. Religious services were held on the second floor, and many original details in doors, fireplaces and cornices have been preserved. By he second decade of the nineteenth century, the Moravians sold off all their property in the town and moved backed to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
     The building now houses a bank, which is responsible for the fine job of restoration and preservation; it long served as a hotel and tavern.

   National Register of Historic Places.


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