Amesbury Friends Meeting House

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Amesbury Friends Meeting House
Friends' Meeting House, Amesbury, MA.jpg
Postcard view, 1911
Amesbury Friends Meeting House is located in Massachusetts
Amesbury Friends Meeting House
Amesbury Friends Meeting House is located in USA
Amesbury Friends Meeting House
Location 120 Friend St
Amesbury, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°51′18″N 70°56′19″W / 42.85500°N 70.93861°W / 42.85500; -70.93861Coordinates: 42°51′18″N 70°56′19″W / 42.85500°N 70.93861°W / 42.85500; -70.93861
Built 1850
Architect Thomas W. Thorndike
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 02000376[1]
Added to NRHP April 18, 2002

The Amesbury Friends Meetinghouse is a Friends Meeting House at 120 Friend Street in Amesbury, Massachusetts. The simple 1.5 story wood frame building was constructed in 1850, with poet John Greenleaf Whittier serving on the building committee.[2] From 1851 to 1962, the meetinghouse hosted the Salem Quarterly meeting. The Amesbury Monthly Meeting of Friends is a current thriving congregation, with Meeting for Worship every Sunday at 10 AM. The facing bench displays a small plaque that reads, "Whittier's Bench."

View in 2014

The meetinghouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1] It continues to be used for Quaker meetings.

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Amesbury Friends Meeting House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 

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