Friends Meeting House and Cemetery

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Friends Meeting House and Cemetery
Friends Meeting House and Cemetery in Little Compton RI.jpg
Friends Meeting House and Cemetery is located in Rhode Island
Friends Meeting House and Cemetery
Location 234 W. Main Rd., Little Compton, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°31′33″N 71°11′38″W / 41.52583°N 71.19389°W / 41.52583; -71.19389Coordinates: 41°31′33″N 71°11′38″W / 41.52583°N 71.19389°W / 41.52583; -71.19389
Area less than one acre
Built 1815
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 07000124[1]
Added to NRHP March 06, 2007

The Friends Meeting House and Cemetery is a historic Quaker meeting house and cemetery at 234 W. Main Road in Little Compton, Rhode Island. The meeting house is a two-story wood frame structure, built in 1815 by Quakers on the site of (and in the style of) their first meeting house to be built in the Little Compton area in 1700. It was used by Quakers until 1903, and was maintained by members of the Apponegansett Meeting House in Dartmouth, Massachusetts until 1946, when it was donated to the Little Compton Historical Society. It was the Society's first acquisition, and was subjected to a careful restoration in the 1960s.[2]

The meeting house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Friends Meeting House and Cemetery" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-10-18. 

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