Butchery

Butchery (HMHW3)

Location: Bethlehem, PA 18018 Northampton County
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N 40° 37.213', W 75° 23.009'

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1756

Newly slaughtered cattle provided fresh, or "green," hides for the tanner to process into leather. The tannery stood directly to the south, or left; of the butchery so that these two industries could work together in Bethlehem.

Colonial travelers reported that the Moravians had one of the largest cattle-raising operations in Pennsylvania. The cattle provided meat for food and hides for leather, while the hair, horns, hoofs, and other parts were used to make products like upholstery and glue.

Although the slaughtering of livestock was one of the oldest industries along the Monocacy Creek, little is known about the building associated with it. Maps indicate that a slaughter house, or butchery, was located on this site from 1752 and the foundations exposed here may date from 1756.

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HM NumberHMHW3
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Placed ByHistoric Bethlehem, HistoryWorks!, and Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 9:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 467564 N 4496669
Decimal Degrees40.62021667, -75.38348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 37.213', W 75° 23.009'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 37' 12.78" N, 75° 23' 0.54" W
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Area Code(s)267, 610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 145 Ohio Rd, Bethlehem PA 18018, US
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