Free Quaker Meetinghouse

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Free Quaker Meetinghouse
Free Quaker Meeting House from northeast.jpg
Free Quaker Meetinghouse is located in Philadelphia
Free Quaker Meetinghouse
Location SW corner of 5th and Arch Sts.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°57′10″N 75°8′34″W / 39.95278°N 75.14278°W / 39.95278; -75.14278
Built 1783
Governing body National Park Service
NRHP Reference # 71000063[1]
Added to NRHP September 22, 1971

The Free Quaker Meetinghouse is a historic Free Quaker meeting house at the southeast corner of 5th and Arch Streets in the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1783, and is a plain 2 1/2-story brick building with a gable roof. The second floor was added in 1788. The building was moved about 30 feet to its present site in 1961, to allow for the widening of Fifth Street.

Quaker meetings were held in the building until 1836, after which it was occupied by the Apprentices' Library Company of Philadelphia until 1897.[2]

The meetinghouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Mary C. Means (June 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Free Quaker Meetinghouse" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16. 

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