Wrightstown Friends Meeting Complex

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Wrightstown Friends Meeting Complex
Wrightstown Friends Meeting House 01.JPG
Wrightstown Friends Meeting House. October 2012.
Wrightstown Friends Meeting Complex is located in Pennsylvania
Wrightstown Friends Meeting Complex
Location PA 413, Wrightstown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°15′55″N 74°59′0″W / 40.26528°N 74.98333°W / 40.26528; -74.98333Coordinates: 40°15′55″N 74°59′0″W / 40.26528°N 74.98333°W / 40.26528; -74.98333
Area 14.7 acres (5.9 ha)
Built 1787
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75001624[1]
Added to NRHP October 29, 1975

Wrightstown Friends Meeting Complex is a historic Quaker meeting house on PA 413 in Wrightstown, Pennsylvania. Quaker activity in Wrightstown dates back to at least 1685. A log meetinghouse was built on the present site in 1708 and expanded in 1735 and 1737. A stone wall from the 1737 expansion was increased in height to two stories in 1787 as the present meetinghouse was built immediately to the north of the old meetinghouse.

Edward Hicks, painter of The Peaceable Kingdom, attended this meeting from 1814-1820.[2]

The meetinghouse was added to the National Register in 1975.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Atkinson, Esther W.; Harvey Freedenberg (1973). "Wrightstown Friends Meeting Complex" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 

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