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Quaker Meeting Houses
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Description:
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was founded in England in the 17th century as a Christian religious denomination by people who were dissatisfied with the existing denominations and sects of Christianity. Their "churches" are known as meeting houses.
Expanded Description:
A Friends meeting house is a place of worship for Quakers. Early Quakers spoke contemptuously of churches as "steeple houses" and Friends were convinced that there was no necessity for special buildings for worship. Early friends met for worship in people's homes or even in the open air.

However sheer growth in numbers made it necessary to create specific meeting houses. Some were adapted from existing structures, but most were purpose-built. The hallmark of a meeting house is extreme simplicity and the absence of any liturgical symbols.

A meeting house will usually consist of: a large meeting room, smaller rooms for committees, children's classes, etc., a kitchen and toilets. The windows are set sufficiently high that worshippers will not be distracted by the activities of the outside world. The seating was originally long, hard and wooden. Today it is usually separate chairs but the layout remains the same - a square or rectangle facing inwards to a table in the middle.

Instructions for Posting a Quaker Meeting Houses Waymark:

It is suggested that you please describe the physical appearance of the meeting house. If there is a cemetery on the grounds, mention it in the description. Please specify if it was originally built for a religious purpose or later adapted to suit the needs of Quakers.

The year the meeting house was built is a significant piece of information which should be considered in your long description. Try and find a reliable source and cite it in your description. Optional but nice to include is the history of the meeting house and its influence or place in local history of its region.

Finally, please include a front shot of the meeting house, the cemetery (if there be one), any historic plaques and anything else of interest. Waymarks will not be approved without necessary pictures.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
1. The waymark coordinates must be personally visited.
2. Give the date and a description of your visit
3. Post at least one photo taken at the time of your visit
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Quaker Meeting HousesEast Hamburg Society of Friends - Buffalo, NY

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This former meeting house for the East Hamburg Society of Friends is located in the historic Allentown district of Buffalo.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: New York

date approved: 7/26/2009

last visited: 7/24/2011

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Quaker Meeting HousesHicksite Friends Meeting House - North Collins, NY

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Venerable old Meeting House in North Collins, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 10/28/2014

last visited: never

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Quaker Meeting HousesQuaker Meeting House, Wheatland, NY USA

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Quaker Meeting House located on Quaker Road, Wheatland, New York

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly

location: New York

date approved: 3/12/2008

last visited: 2/6/2016

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Quaker Meeting HousesQuaker Meeting House - Duffin's Creek

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This Quaker Meeting House is located at the corner of Kingston Rd. and Mill Street in Pickering Village.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Luc & Sweety

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 8/14/2008

last visited: 9/6/2012

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Quaker Meeting HousesUxbridge Meeting House - Ontario, Canada

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This meeting house are located on the west side of the 6th Concession Road, south of Durham Road 8, west of the village of Uxbridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/17/2008

last visited: 10/20/2013

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Quaker Meeting HousesMEETING HOUSE OF THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS Newmarket, Ontario Canada

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This original Quaker meeting house is located on the west side of Highway 11 -Yonge St. in Newmarket.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 8/11/2008

last visited: 11/10/2013

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Quaker Meeting HousesSharon Temple - Sharon, ON

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Temple built by the Children of Peace sect in Sharon, now a National Historic Site of Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 10/27/2020

last visited: never

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