Harmony Chapel and Cemetery

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Harmony Chapel and Cemetery
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Harmony Chapel and Cemetery is located in Rhode Island
Harmony Chapel and Cemetery
Location Harmony, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°53′20″N 71°36′3″W / 41.88889°N 71.60083°W / 41.88889; -71.60083Coordinates: 41°53′20″N 71°36′3″W / 41.88889°N 71.60083°W / 41.88889; -71.60083
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 80000098 [1]
Added to NRHP June 25, 1980

The Harmony Chapel and Cemetery (also known as "Harmony Meeting House" or "Harmony Cemetery") are a historic church and cemetery in Harmony, Rhode Island, a village in Glocester.

Overview[edit]

The wood-frame chapel adjacent to the cemetery sits on Rhode Island Route 44 west of Edgewood Drive. Built as a schoolhouse in c. 1830, it is one of the few Federal-style schoolhouses to survive in the state, and is probably the best-preserved of that period. It was later (by 1870) converted for use as a meeting house (free chapel) for villagers.[2] Residents would occasionally hire ministers to speak and hold various Christian religious ceremonies.

The cemetery behind the chapel was used as a private cemetery by the Steere, Smith and other local families until opened for public use in 1878.

Harmony Chapel and Cemetery, ca. 1905

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References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Harmony Chapel and Cemetery" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-09-16.