Nineteenth-century Pennsylvania Mennonite meetinghouses in the Franconia and Eastern District Conferences : a study of historic Mennonite worship spaces with a field survey of twenty-two nineteenth-century Mennonite meetinghouses

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dc.contributor.advisor Truex, Scott I.
dc.contributor.author Amstutz, Janette L.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-21T16:04:11Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-26T20:17:45Z
dc.date.created 2012-05-05
dc.date.issued 2012-05-05
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/195874
dc.description.abstract The richness of southeastern Pennsylvania Mennonite history and architecture is still evident in this survey of twenty-two nineteenth century Mennonite meetinghouses. This study was undertaken since no collection of these historic meetinghouses in this part of the United States has so far been documented via a field survey. Through researching the beginnings of Mennonites and their meetinghouses in Europe the thesis examines European Mennonite worship spaces and factors that influenced the design and layout of meetinghouses in the United States. The theology of Mennonites themselves was one of those factors in how their meetinghouses were built and later evolved architecturally. The majority of meetinghouses are being preserved in one way or another, with varying degrees of respect for their historical integrity. This survey seeks to create an awareness of the historical significance of these meetinghouses for Pennsylvania Mennonite and regional history. Some recommendations are given for further study and/or documentation needed for the preservation of these structures.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.description.tableofcontents Mennonite beginnings : a historical synopsis -- Mennonite worship spaces in Europe -- Mennonite migration to southeastern Pennsylvania -- Mennonite meetinghouse architecture in the Franconia area -- Field survey -- Field survey observations and recommendations.
dc.subject.lcsh Mennonite church buildings -- Pennsylvania -- Design and construction
dc.subject.lcsh Mennonite architecture -- Pennsylvania
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century
dc.title Nineteenth-century Pennsylvania Mennonite meetinghouses in the Franconia and Eastern District Conferences : a study of historic Mennonite worship spaces with a field survey of twenty-two nineteenth-century Mennonite meetinghouses en_US
dc.title.alternative Nineteenth century Pennsylvania Mennonite meetinghouses in the Franconia and Eastern District Conferences
dc.title.alternative 19th-century Pennsylvania Mennonite meetinghouses in the Franconia and Eastern District Conferences
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.H.P.)
dc.date.liftdate 2012-05-22
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1666203


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