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Quaker Meeting Houses
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The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was founded in England in the 17th century as a Christian religious denomination by people who were dissatisfied with the existing denominations and sects of Christianity. Their "churches" are known as meeting houses.
Expanded Description:
A Friends meeting house is a place of worship for Quakers. Early Quakers spoke contemptuously of churches as "steeple houses" and Friends were convinced that there was no necessity for special buildings for worship. Early friends met for worship in people's homes or even in the open air.

However sheer growth in numbers made it necessary to create specific meeting houses. Some were adapted from existing structures, but most were purpose-built. The hallmark of a meeting house is extreme simplicity and the absence of any liturgical symbols.

A meeting house will usually consist of: a large meeting room, smaller rooms for committees, children's classes, etc., a kitchen and toilets. The windows are set sufficiently high that worshippers will not be distracted by the activities of the outside world. The seating was originally long, hard and wooden. Today it is usually separate chairs but the layout remains the same - a square or rectangle facing inwards to a table in the middle.

Instructions for Posting a Quaker Meeting Houses Waymark:

It is suggested that you please describe the physical appearance of the meeting house. If there is a cemetery on the grounds, mention it in the description. Please specify if it was originally built for a religious purpose or later adapted to suit the needs of Quakers.

The year the meeting house was built is a significant piece of information which should be considered in your long description. Try and find a reliable source and cite it in your description. Optional but nice to include is the history of the meeting house and its influence or place in local history of its region.

Finally, please include a front shot of the meeting house, the cemetery (if there be one), any historic plaques and anything else of interest. Waymarks will not be approved without necessary pictures.

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1. The waymark coordinates must be personally visited.
2. Give the date and a description of your visit
3. Post at least one photo taken at the time of your visit
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Quaker Meeting HousesPortsmouth Friends Meeting House - Portsmouth, RI

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An historic Friends Meeting House, it is now an Evangelical Friends Meeting House

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 3/5/2015

last visited: never

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Quaker Meeting HousesHicksite Friends Meeting House - North Collins, NY

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Venerable old Meeting House in North Collins, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 10/28/2014

last visited: never

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Quaker Meeting HousesMidlothian Friends Meetinghouse - Midlothian, VA

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A society of friends meeting house in a rural area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/15/2014

last visited: never

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Quaker Meeting HousesMissoula Friends Meeting House - Missoula, MT

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We stumbled upon this meeting house in the residential area of Missoula about 20 blocks west of the University of Missoula campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 4/27/2014

last visited: 7/10/2014

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Quaker Meeting HousesGreenleaf Friends Meeting House - Greenleaf, Idaho

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The stone meeting house in Greenleaf, ID.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Phydux

location: Idaho

date approved: 4/15/2014

last visited: 5/10/2014

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Quaker Meeting HousesSociety of Friends Meeting House - Saline Creek Pioneer Village - Harrisburg, IL

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Built in Cain, Illinois, SW of Harrisburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/9/2014

last visited: never

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Quaker Meeting HousesBlackheath Quaker Meeting House - Lawn Terrace, Blackheath, UK

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The Blackheath Quaker Meeting House, that does not have a cemetry, is accessible on two levels. The higher level is on the north side of Lawn Terrace and gives access to the main entrance. The lower level is via a private access road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/14/2014

last visited: never

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Quaker Meeting HousesReedwood Friends Church - Portland, OR

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“A Christ-Centered Quaker Community of Ministers”

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/6/2014

last visited: 1/31/2014

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Quaker Meeting HousesSociety of Friends, Ohio Yearly Meeting House - Mount Pleasant, Ohio

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Historic Friends meeting house which was "mother" meeting house of all Quakers west of the Appalachian Mountain in the small community of Mount Pleasant, Ohio

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Ohio

date approved: 2/1/2014

last visited: never

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Quaker Meeting HousesNova Trojka - Prague, Czech Republic

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Only two Quaker Meeting House exists in Czech Republic.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 1/20/2014

last visited: 4/19/2014

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Quaker Meeting HousesFriends Meeting House - Wooler, ON

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Beautifully maintained Quaker Meeting House near Wooler, ON

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 6/15/2013

last visited: never

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Quaker Meeting HousesWentz Meeting House, York County, Pennsylvania

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Wentz Meeting House is situated near Hanover Borough, in West Manheim Township, York County, Pennsylvania.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/6/2013

last visited: 6/9/2013

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Quaker Meeting HousesFriends Meetinghouse - Jamestown RI

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A small Quaker meetng house that dates back to 1786

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 5/16/2013

last visited: 10/4/2013

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Quaker Meeting HousesDewsbury Meeting House, West Yorkshire, UK

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The former Dewsbury Meeting House for the Religious Society of Friends. The grounds include a graveyard, the stones of which still line the garden. Over 200 people were buried in the graveyard.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RandomGoat

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/13/2013

last visited: 10/18/2014

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Quaker Meeting HousesThe Friend of Jesus Fellowship Friends Church - Paoli, IN

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Historic Friends meeting house in Paoli, IN

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/22/2013

last visited: 3/22/2013

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Quaker Meeting HousesQuaker Meeting House - Neath, Wales, Great Britain.

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On the North boundary of Neath Castle is a building of late Georgian style,the Neath Quaker Meeting House. It is one of Neath's most interesting buildings, because it is one of the very few remaining Quaker built Meeting Houses in regular use.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/11/2013

last visited: 7/11/2013

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Quaker Meeting HousesBewdley Quaker Meeting House, Worcestershire, England

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Quaker Meeting House, Bewdley, Worcestershire

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/12/2012

last visited: never

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Last surviving Quaker Meeting House in Prince Edward County, ON

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 8/17/2012

last visited: never

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Quaker Meeting HousesBroadstairs Quaker Meeting House - Kent, CT10 2BL.

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The Broadstairs Friends Meeting House at 9 St Peters Park Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2BL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/20/2012

last visited: never

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Quaker Meeting HousesWestminster Quaker meeting house - London, UK

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Westminster Quaker meeting house is located at 52 St Martins Lane

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/11/2012

last visited: 5/19/2012

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Quaker Meeting HousesMontreal Quaker Meeting House - Westmount, Qc, Canada

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Montreal Quaker Meeting Houseis located in Westmount, Qc, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 4/30/2012

last visited: 7/30/2014

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Quaker Meeting HousesWestfield Friends Meeting House (1963) - Cinnaminson, NJ

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The newer of two meeting houses, next to one another. The new one, built in 1963 according to the date stone, replaces the 1859 Georgian, brick meeting house, which now serves as an annex to the school, a daycare facility I believe.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 3/3/2012

last visited: never

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Quaker Meeting HousesWestfield Friends Meeting House (1859) - Cinnaminson, NJ

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The original building was built in 1859 and finished in 1860. A new building was built in 1963 to replace the original, which is now in use as a preschool.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 2/29/2012

last visited: never

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Quaker Meeting HousesAppoquinimink Friends Meeting House - Odessa, DE

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Meeting house established in 1785.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Delaware

date approved: 12/15/2011

last visited: never

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Quaker Meeting HousesFriends Meeting House - Hampstead, London, England, UK

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This Friends Meeting House is located at 120 Heath Street, Hampstead London NW3 1DR

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/12/2011

last visited: 12/15/2012

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