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  • n  a building for religious assembly (especially Nonconformists, e.g., Quakers)

  • For 150 years the New England meetinghouse was as much a center of American civilization as the Gothic cathedral had been in Europe.
  • General John ("Gentleman Johnny") Burgoyne transformed Faneuil Hall, the Patriot meetinghouse, into a playhouse.
  • Like a beneficent country parson, a tall, portly woman stood in the doorway of an old New England meetinghouse at Pittsfield, Mass.
News & Articles

  • Parents say traffic approaches to Forestdale School are unsafe
    Four parents took their concerns about traffic safety conditions at the Forestdale School approaches and Quaker MeetingHouse Road to selectmen on Thursday night.
    June 15, 2013 - The Sandwich Broadsider
  • Santa Cruz desal critics pick apart environmental eval
    SANTA CRUZ -- Desalination skeptics packed a Quaker Meetinghouse on Thursday to hear a critical evaluation of an environmental report for a proposed $129 million facility that would serve 135,000 water ratepayers.
    June 14, 2013 - Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Montgomery Ave. closed in Merion due to downed tree
    Montgomery Avenue is closed from WInding Way to Meetinghouse Rd due to a tree across the highway. The tree brought down powerlines and a transformer. Police expect it to be closed for awhile. Police advise the road will be closed through rush hour.
    June 12, 2013 - Main Line Times

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