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Name Meiser, George
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Image of DeTurk - Report

DeTurk - Report

Report of the Historical Research Committee of the Deturk House Council: the Chairperson was Mrs. E. Robert Hottenstein. The report is a comprehensive 20-page summary of the committee's investigations between Oct 1966 and Feb 13, 1970. The report itself is not dated, obviously post -2/13/1970. Subject matter includes details of property history, building construction, chronological list of owners, photos from various time periods, and the question of the building in which the 1742 Moravian Synod was held. Prior to the period of this committee's work, guidelines were established. They are represented in archives record DTTX7--1001.01.014. The entire report is available as a

Image of DeTurk - Letter

DeTurk - Letter

Letter from chairman Betty Hottenstein (Mrs. E. Robert) to all members of the Historical Research Committee, outlining needs for data on De Turk genealogy, deeds, descriptions of buildings and Moravian connections. Archives record DTTX6--1001.01.013 is the 1970 report of this committee.

Image of Mouns Jones - Drawing

Mouns Jones - Drawing

Digital image of a perspective view of Mouns Jones House from woodcut engraving published on page 945 of “History of Berks County, Pennsylvania” by Morton Montgomery, pub. by Everts & Peck, Philadelphia. Montgomery describes the building as in a “good state of preservation”, of dimensions 36 by 21 feet. This is the earliest known image of Mouns Jones House, captioned “Old Swede’s Building.” Details include: gable-end chimney; corner chimney; stone tablet [exaggerated scale] with initials and date [1716]; 19th-century recessed door in board-sheathed doorway; casement windows; “water-table” [the top surface of the projecting stonework along foundation of eaves wall; the projecting masonry, t

Image of Morlatton - Print, Photographic

Morlatton - Print, Photographic

Series of 9 images showing various views of the covered bridge at Morlatton Village. Image #1: Interior black and white photograph of one lane of the “double-barrel” covered bridge crossing Schuylkill river from Morlatton Village, Douglassville, Berks County to Union Township, Berks County. This bridge was constructed c.1832-33 and appears in this location on the hand-colored map of Amity [and a portion of Union] Township on page 27 of the “Atlas of Berks County” published in Reading in 1876, and in Bridgens’ Berks County Atlas of 1862. Both of these Atlas maps designate the Kulp house, on the Union Township side of the river, as the “Toll House." Blue ink note on verso of Image #1 rea

Image of DeTurk - Print, Photographic

DeTurk - Print, Photographic

Digital image of perspective view from southeast, scanned from a halftone reproduction of a photograph appearing in ”The Passing Scene,” vol. 3, page 194 by George M. Meiser, IX. Details include: altered Dutch door (glazed sash added); gabled hood over granary [attic] door; gable-end chimney; east pent hood outlookers [lacks frame and roofing]; paneled shutters; butt-shingled pent roofs on south gable wall. See notes for additional information supplied by Oley Woman's Club Papers, concerning image origin and identification of men pictured in image. Johann DeTurk [also DeTurck] was born in Oley in 1713 and became part of the local Moravian congregation in 1741, the year before the fa

Image of Morlatton - Print, Photographic

Morlatton - Print, Photographic

Series of 7 black & white photographic prints showing areas surrounding Mouns Jones House & Bridge Keeper's House during flea market sponsored by the Trust to raise funds for restoration of the buildings. The masonry wall segment and chimney along the left side of image #4 are the standing remains of the north gable wall of the Mouns Jones House. See additional images for notes on verso of images #1 & #4. Notes written in pencil on verso of images #2, 3, 5, 6, & 7 all read, "Flea Market 1967." Additional note written in blue pen on verso of image #3 reads "MOUNS JONES HSE PARTIALLY RESTORED"

Image of Mouns Jones - Print, Photographic

Mouns Jones - Print, Photographic

Three black and white photographic prints (two showing southeastern perspective views and one southwest perspective view), of the Mouns Jones House in the 1940s, before its partial collapse prior to 1958; a photo of notes on the verso of Image #1; one color photo of subgrade masonry on the river-side of the house; a map of the “Philadelphia Trading Area”; and a color interior photo of the masonry delineation of the roughly centered early doorway in the SW eaves wall. Image #1 (c.1948-50) was taken from across the roadway [lighter colored material across bottom quarter of photo] which crossed the covered bridge to Union Township. See image #2 for pencil note ["Old Swede's House, Oldest

Image of Michael Fulp House - Print, Photographic

Michael Fulp House - Print, Photographic

Series of 2 black and white photos showing a southwest (image #1) and northwest (image#2) perspective view of the Michael Fulp House. Image #1: A c.1964-66 black and white photographic print showing a southwest perspective view of the west eaves wall, south gable wall, and severely damaged roof. An entry in the Trust's Board minutes of the meeting of 3/29/66 indicated that "tar paper" would be placed on the roof of the "toll house" until money became available for "further work." [see MFHPH45--1005.01.046]. The roof, framing and flooring timber, and several ranges of masonry wall collapsed approximately one year later. Image #2: A c.1936 black & white photographic print showing a northe

Image of Morlatton - Print, Photographic

Morlatton - Print, Photographic

Digital image of an east perspective view of the covered bridge and Michael Fulp (Bridge Keeper's) House. This photo is from "The Passing Scene," vol. 3, page 202, by George Meiser, IX and Gloria Meiser published in Reading, 1984, and is included here with the generous permission of George Meiser IX. Image #2 is another early 20th century view, taken before installation of the utility poles to the right of the bridge ramp. The horizontal racks on top of the bridge portal would have carried the electric and phone cables. It is obvious that the proximity of the bridge seemed to warrant the label “Bridge Keeper’s” in referring to Michael Fulp’s 1783 stone house. However,