Plain Meetinghouses

Plain Meetinghouses

Beth Oberholtzer

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Subtitled "Lancaster County Old Order Mennonites Gather to Worship"

Old Order Mennonites are deeply faithful, agrarian-rooted, Swiss-German Anabaptists who have called Lancaster Co., Pa., home for 300 years. Their meetinghouses silently embody their religious traditions, and yet few outsiders have seen the startling utilitarian beauty of these rural structures up close. This is a one-of-a-kind book featuring over 300 photos and diagrams that document all aspects of the meetinghouses, from the design of their benches and buggy sheds to the arrangement of tables central to worship. (231pp. color illus. index. hardcover. Schiffer Pub., 2017.)