Sandy Spring Friends Meetinghouse

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Sandy Spring Friends Meetinghouse
Sandy Spring Meetinghouse 1936.jpg
Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House in 1936
Sandy Spring Friends Meetinghouse is located in Maryland
Sandy Spring Friends Meetinghouse
Location Meetinghouse Lane and MD 108, Sandy Spring, Maryland
Coordinates 39°8′50″N 77°1′31″W / 39.14722°N 77.02528°W / 39.14722; -77.02528Coordinates: 39°8′50″N 77°1′31″W / 39.14722°N 77.02528°W / 39.14722; -77.02528
Built 1817
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72000587[1]
Added to NRHP September 22, 1972

The Sandy Spring Friends Meetinghouse is a historic building located at Sandy Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland. It is a large, Flemish bond brick, Federal-style Quaker Meeting House built in 1817. The meetinghouse is on two acres deeded by James Brooke in the 1750s, for the use of the Quaker Meeting. Nearby is the cemetery where he and many of his descendants were buried.[2]

In the mid-1900s a community house was built adjacent, "where first day school" classes and "young friends" meet. The weekly meeting (congregation) was also essential in the formation of Sandy Spring Friends School, and Friends House (an assisted living community), both built nearby on Norwood road.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House". Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 

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