Concord Friends Meetinghouse

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Concord Friends Meetinghouse
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Concord Friends Meetinghouse, October 2009
Concord Friends Meetinghouse is located in Pennsylvania
Concord Friends Meetinghouse
Location Old Concord Rd., Concordville, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°53′7″N 75°31′13″W / 39.88528°N 75.52028°W / 39.88528; -75.52028Coordinates: 39°53′7″N 75°31′13″W / 39.88528°N 75.52028°W / 39.88528; -75.52028
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1728
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77001164[1]
Added to NRHP June 17, 1977

Concord Friends Meetinghouse is a historic meeting house on Old Concord Road in Concordville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The meeting was first organized sometime before 1697, as the sixth Quaker meeting in what was then Chester County. In 1697 the meeting leased its current location for "one peppercorn yearly forever" from John Mendenhall. A log structure was built in 1710. The current structure was built in 1728. After a fire which completely destroyed the interior, the meetinghouse was rebuilt and enlarged in 1788. During the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777, which was fought a few miles to the west, wounded American soldiers took refuge in the meetinghouse.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. It is located in the Concordville Historic District.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Natural & Historic Resource Associates (May 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Concord Friends Meetinghouse" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-02.