Portsmouth Friends Meetinghouse Parsonage and Cemetery

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Portsmouth Friends Meetinghouse Parsonage and Cemetery
Portsmouth Friends Meetinghouse in Rhode Island.jpg
Portsmouth Friends Meetinghouse in 2008
Portsmouth Friends Meetinghouse Parsonage and Cemetery is located in Rhode Island
Portsmouth Friends Meetinghouse Parsonage and Cemetery
Location Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°35′26.016″N 71°15′15.048″W / 41.59056000°N 71.25418000°W / 41.59056000; -71.25418000Coordinates: 41°35′26.016″N 71°15′15.048″W / 41.59056000°N 71.25418000°W / 41.59056000; -71.25418000
Built ca. 1699-1700
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

73000053

[1]
Added to NRHP March 7, 1973

Portsmouth Friends Meetinghouse, Parsonage, and Cemetery (also known as Portsmouth Friends Meeting House or Portsmouth Evangelical Friends Church) is a historic Friends Meeting House and cemetery of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), at 11 Middle Road and 2232 E. Main Road in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

In 1638, exiled religious dissidents from Massachusetts founded Portsmouth, the second oldest colonial community in Rhode Island. The Quaker community developed shortly after the community was founded.

The current meetinghouse was built around 1699-1700. The building was used as a Quaker house of worship and school. During the American Revolution, British troops occupied the building. In 1784 the Moses Brown School was founded at the church. The meeting house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[2] Currently, services are held weekly on Sundays at 10:30 am. and 7:00 p.m..

Portsmouth Friends Meeting House

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
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