Mennonite Meetinghouse

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Mennonite Meetinghouse
Germantown Mennonite Meeting.JPG
Mennonite Meetinghouse is located in Pennsylvania
Mennonite Meetinghouse
Location 6119 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°2′28″N 75°10′46″W / 40.04111°N 75.17944°W / 40.04111; -75.17944Coordinates: 40°2′28″N 75°10′46″W / 40.04111°N 75.17944°W / 40.04111; -75.17944
Area less than one acre
Built 1770
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73001663[1]
Added to NRHP July 23, 1973

Mennonite Meetinghouse (Germantown Mennonite Church) is a historic Mennonite church building at 6119 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The first settlers in Germantown in 1683 were Dutch or Germans recruited by William Penn. Most of the settlers had a Mennonite background but joined the Quaker meeting. By about 1690 several families attended non-Quaker services and they built a log church in 1708. This church was the first Mennonite Church in America. William Rittenhouse was the first minister. The log church replaced by the present church at the same site in 1770, constructed by Jacob Knorr.[2][3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "The Mennonite Church - Data Pages". Historic American Buildings Survey. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "Early History of the Germantown Congregation". The Historic 1770 Germantown Mennonite Meetinghouse. Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust. Retrieved December 15, 2013. 

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