I’ve written before about my recent visit to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where there are many surviving colonial structures built by the Moravians. Adjacent to these structures is an area by Monocacy Creek (Flooding is a problem!) called the Colonial Industrial Quarter, where the industrious Moravians practiced a variety of trades. Some of these industrial buildings are in ruins, but others survive. The entire complex is now part of the Historic Bethlehem Partnership and is worth visiting. Click below for pics and info on some of the buildings.

The 1749 Pottery, like a number of other buildings in the Quarter, is in ruins, but others are still standing or have been reconstructed.

Smithy (1750/2003): this working blacksmith’s shop was reconstructed on the site of the original.

Tannery (1761): an original structure where hides were processed into leather.

Waterworks (1792): the first municipally pumped water system in the country. The Waterworks is on the National Register of Historic Places (see pdf). Also, check out “The Significance of the Bethlehem Waterworks” (see pdf).

Springhouse: reconstructed on site where various springhouses stood from 1764 to 1912.

Luckenbach Mill (1869): the third mill on the site, following ones built in 1743 and 1751. It was in operation until the 1950s and was restored in 1983.

Miller’s House (1782/1834): a separate house was built for the grist miller (apart from the communal living of the other Moravians) around 1782. It was enlarged in 1834 and has a restored garden.