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College Park Association of Friends' Meeting House, 1041 Morse Street, San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA



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Item Title


Location
1041 Morse Street, San Jose, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2061
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-114).
Building/structure dates: 1885 initial construction
Significance: The College Park Association of Friends' house of worship is noteworthy as the oldest extant Quaker meeting house in California. Erected in five weeks in 1885, its plain unassuming architecture exemplifies the theology of the Quakers. The College Park Association of Friends is derived from the first established Quaker meeting on the west coast, which was formed in 1861 in San Jose. / The College Park Association of Friends house of worship is the oldest extant Quaker meeting house in California. Erected in 1885, the building reflects Quaker tenets in its plain, unassuming design. The College Park Association of Friends developed from the first Quaker meeting on the west coast, established in San Jose in 1861. In 1958 the meeting house was moved a short distance from its original site to make room for the Route 17 freeway.

Related Names
Bean, Joel
Hoover, Herbert
Jones, Herbert C.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH (ENTRANCE) FRONT
2. EAST WALL AND ENTRANCE
3. WINDOW, EAST WALL


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