Harmony Chapel and Cemetery

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Harmony Chapel and Cemetery
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Harmony Chapel and Cemetery is located in Rhode Island
Harmony Chapel and Cemetery
Harmony Chapel and Cemetery is located in USA
Harmony Chapel and Cemetery
Location Harmony, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°53′20″N 71°36′3″W / 41.88889°N 71.60083°W / 41.88889; -71.60083Coordinates: 41°53′20″N 71°36′3″W / 41.88889°N 71.60083°W / 41.88889; -71.60083
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 80000098 [1]
Added to NRHP June 25, 1980

The Harmony Chapel and Cemetery (also known as "Harmony Meeting House" or "Harmony Cemetery") are a historic church and cemetery in Harmony, Rhode Island, a village in Glocester.

Overview[edit]

The wood-frame chapel adjacent to the cemetery sits on US Route 44 west of Edgewood Drive. Built as a schoolhouse in c. 1830, it is one of the few Federal-style schoolhouses to survive in the state, and is probably the best-preserved of that period. It was later (by 1870) converted for use as a meeting house (free chapel) for villagers.[2] Residents would occasionally hire ministers to speak and hold various Christian religious ceremonies.

The cemetery behind the chapel was used as a private cemetery by the Steere, Smith and other local families until opened for public use in 1878.

Harmony Chapel and Cemetery, ca. 1905

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References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Harmony Chapel and Cemetery" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-09-16.