1784 Salem’s tavern is destroyed by fire. This leads the community to order two hand-pumped fire engines from Europe. Over the next 73 years of church supervision, no home or major building in Salem is destroyed by fire. Meanwhile, plans are made to rebuild the tavern, and construction material already gathered to build the Sisters House is appropriated for the more immediate need.
1931 Edward Rondthaler, bishop of the Moravian Church and pastor of Salem Congregation for more than 50 years, dies. He led the Southern Province for 39 years as president of PEC before retiring in 1929.
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Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101