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Name DTTX
Number of Archive records 26
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Image of DeTurk - Letter

DeTurk - Letter

Mrs. Kenneth (Shirley) Kane, former resident on the DeTurk farmstead, replies to a Feb. 16, 1967, inquiry by Mrs. E. Robert Hottenstein of HPTBC on property details she may recall. In addition to this one-page letter of March 15, 1967, Mrs. Kane's second sheet is a copy of the original question list submitted by Mrs. Hottenstein. The third page contains Mrs. Kane's replies to the questions. "Letter No. 4" is printed in pencil in the upper right corner. This apparently refers to a series (numbered 1 to 6) of inquiries to various sources about the De Turk property made by Mrs. Hottenstein. Mrs. Hottenstein's original covering letter of February 16, 1967, has not been found.

Image of DeTurk - Letter

DeTurk - Letter

Letter in reply to HPTBC's Mrs. E. Robert Hottenstein from Laurence A. De Turk of Kutztown. No copy of the letter from Mrs. Hottenstein has been found. "Letter No. 1" is printed in pencil in the upper right corner. This apparently refers to a series (numbered 1 to 6) of inquiries to various sources about the De Turk property made by Mrs. Hottenstein. The letter covers many aspects of DeTurk genealogy and local history in the area, topgether with details on the properties and buildings involved.

Image of DeTurk - Booklet

DeTurk - Booklet

Booklet, "This Month in Reading," April 1969, 32 pages. Page 17 lists a tour of the Oley Valley set for May 3, 1969, sponsored by the Woman's Club of Oley. The De Turk House is featured in this annual tour of historic sites. Only the cover and page 17 are presented as images here. A single image of cover and page 17 combined, suitable for printing on 8.5x11 landscape is available under MULTIMEDIA LINKS. Also see additional image for second page.

Image of DeTurk - Booklet

DeTurk - Booklet

Booklet, "A Day in the Oley Valley" 1967, 12 pages. Sponsored by the Woman's Club of Oley. The De Turk House is featured in this annual tour of historic sites. The cover further pronounces "Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the DeTurk House" and "Benefit of the DeTurk Restoration Fund, Historic Preservation Trust of Berks county." A drive-around tour is mapped, with 31 possible historic site stops: De Turk House is the first, described on page 2. Only the cover and page 2 are presented as images here. A single image of cover and page 2 combined, suitable for printing on 8.5x11 landscape is available under MULTIMEDIA LINKS.

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 - Manuscript

DeTurk - Manuscript

An unsigned, undated manuscript on one page of lined tablet paper, relating to the location of the clay tiles available for the roofing of the De Turk house. Roofing to be done by Robert Landis. Various members of HPTBC are mentioned in connection with the project. Reference is made to the restoration notes on the drawings (See atlas sheet #54) and in letters of John Heyl.

Image of DeTurk - Letter

DeTurk - Letter

Letter from Library of Congress, David C. Mearns, Chief of Manuscripts, in reply to Mrs. Hottenstein with regard to Letters of [Moravian] Count Zinzendorf. He has forwarded a 4-page list from which specific documents can be loaned via interlibrary. That list is cataloged as 1001.01.020--DTTX9.

Image of DeTurk - List of Documents

DeTurk - List of Documents

List of correspondence manuscripts [4 pages, German language] by / to / for Count von Zinzendorf, 18th century leader of the Moravians, with their presence in southeastern Pennsylvania. It was sent by Mr. Mearns of the Library of Congress at the request of Mrs. Hottenstein., seeking information on Moravian use of one of the De Turk buildings. Press "Related" button for other documents in this letter interchange. See additional images or MULTIMEDIA LINKS for full text of the list.

Image of DeTurk - Letter

DeTurk - Letter

Letter Hottenstein to Mearns , Library of Congress, thanking for Zinzendorf manuscript list,telling of follow-up with Rdg Library for copy. Hand-written note below typed letter indicating that documents sought could not be loaned out by L of C. Press "Related" button for other documents in this letter interchange.

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 DeTurk - List of Documents

DeTurk - List of Documents

Background text accompanying Historical American Buildings Survey photographs and drawings. Six pages of text contains "Location," Historical Info," "Architectural Info," etc. on the DeTurk House. For full text see additional images or refer to MULTIMEDIA LINKS. Full contents of HABS file may also be found in MULTIMEDIA LINKS.

Image of DeTurk - Drawing, Architectural

DeTurk - Drawing, Architectural

Measured drawings accompanying Historical American Buildings Survey photographs and text. Three pages of info contains cover page, location map with historical and project info, and floor plans. Image shown is of coverpage only. For full images refer to Multimedia Links or additional images. See records DTHPH2--1001.01.024 thru DTHPH8--1001.01.030 for separate catalog entries of photos in this file. Record DTHTX2-1001.01.044 also contains historical infiormation associated with the HABS file.

Image of DeTurk - Ledger

DeTurk - Ledger

Thirteen-page ledger contains receipts and expenditures for activities associated with the DeTurk House beginning in March 1966 and ending with April 11, 1975. See MULTIMEDIA LINKS or additional images for entire ledger.

Image of DeTurk - Invoice

DeTurk - Invoice

Invoice for materials and labor for restoration masonry work done to DeTurk House by Robert L. Landis (Carpenter & Masonry Work). Invoice is dated June 12, 1973.

Image of DeTurk - Invoice

DeTurk - Invoice

Invoice for fabrication of DeTurk House Dutch door by Frederick Brothers, Inc. Invoice is dated July 17, 1974.

Image of DeTurk - Invoice

DeTurk - Invoice

Invoice for fabrication of three pairs of wooden shutters for DeTurk House by Frederick Brothers, Inc. Invoice is dated May 2, 1974.

Image of DeTurk - Invoice

DeTurk - Invoice

Invoice for fabrication of window sash and upper door molding for DeTurk House by Boyertown Planing Mill. Invoice is dated August 29, 1974.

Image of DeTurk - Invoice

DeTurk - Invoice

Invoice for restoration work to DeTurk House clay tile roof and chimney from contractor Chris Foster. Invoice is dated January 16, 1990.

Image of DeTurk - Booklet

DeTurk - Booklet

Eleven-page booklet (6" w x 9" h) outlining a driving tour of the Oley Valley arranged by The Woman's Club of Oley. Features include: map, one-page introduction, brief histories for 31 sites, and acknowledgements of property owners, tour guides, and tour committee members. DeTurk sites included are the [John] DeTurk "Homestead" [House] (page2) and the Abraham DeTurk Homestead (page 3). image pictured is of cover only. Full text of bookelt can be found under MULTIMEDIA LINKS or additional images.

Image of DeTurk - Book Excerpt

DeTurk - Book Excerpt

Publication Source: Pennsylvania German Society, Der Regebogge, Vol. 14 (1980), page 8