Item: Ephrata Cloister watercolor

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Record Number: 11397
Call number: Bb 74 E 63
Relates to: Conrad Beissel, 1691-1768, Ephrata Cloister
Address: Lancaster County
Ephrata, PA
Original Format: Watercolors
Dimensions: Dimensions of image, 43.5 by 25.5 cm
Inscription text: Monastary building, Seventh Day Baptists / Ephrata, Lancaster Co. Pa. / Built May 1733. Cloisters, graveyard, Brother House, House of the Sisters. / Monastary buildings = belonging to 7th day Baptists in Ephrata Pa on / Coparana Cocalico Creek
 
Image description: Watercolor painting of the monastary buildings at the Ephrata cloister, Lancaster County, PA. Cocalico Creek is in the foreground, with wooden barns, cows, and pasture rise above it. The buildings include the Brothers' House, a monastary, and the Sisters' House, a convent.
The Ephrata Cloister was a religious commune founded by Conrad Beissel in 1732.