Colora Meetinghouse

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Colora Meetinghouse
Colora Meeting House CecilCo MD 2.JPG
Front view showing the separate men's and women's entrances
Colora Meetinghouse is located in Maryland
Colora Meetinghouse
Location Corncake Row, Colora, Maryland
Coordinates 39°40′32″N 76°5′56″W / 39.67556°N 76.09889°W / 39.67556; -76.09889Coordinates: 39°40′32″N 76°5′56″W / 39.67556°N 76.09889°W / 39.67556; -76.09889
Built 1841
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

77000689

[1]
Added to NRHP August 22, 1977

The Colora Meetinghouse is a historic Friends (or Quaker) meeting house located at Colora, Cecil County, Maryland, United States. It is six bays wide and one room deep, and measures 36 feet by 22 feet, in the traditional plan with separate entrances for the men and women and a sliding divider to separate the interior into two areas. The meeting house was built in 1841 because of a doctrinal division in the West Nottingham Friends Meeting. Its walls are constructed of 18-inch-thick (460 mm) stuccoed fieldstone, with a wooden box cornice. The building features two interior end chimneys protruding through a slate roof. The property includes a small cemetery and a two-story building built in 1869, and used as a Friends schoolhouse until 1890 when public schools were built.[2]

The Colora Meetinghouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". National Register of Historic Places: Colora Meetinghouse. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-10-05. 

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