Chapter 11 Moravian Architecture Becomes Southern

In: Moravian Americans and their Neighbors, 1772-1822
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David Bergstone
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Abstract

Traditional European building forms and materials evolved over the generations in Salem into ‘national’ architectural styles. Beyond the basic architectural vocabulary, the changes also clearly reflected a societal shift from an egalitarian theocracy to prevailing cultural norms.

This chapter will also argue that the case for Moravian architecture to become Southern is further strengthened by the ‘Moravian Revival’ architectural style in the early 20th century, developed to reclaim the distinct cultural roots of Moravians.

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