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Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse, Fourth & West Streets, Wilmington, New Castle County, DE



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B&W Photos

HB319728
East Front Looking West

HB319729
East Front Looking Northwest

HB319730
North Door On East Front

HB319731
East Front And South Side

HB319732
South Side

HB319733
West Side Rear

HB319734
Meeting Room Looking North

HB319735
Meeting Room Looking South

HB319736
Meeting Room Looking Northeast

HB319737
Meeting Room Staircase In Northeast Corner

HB319738
Sounding Board In Meeting Room Looking Northwest

HB319739
Meeting Room Looking Northwest From Second Floor Balcony


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Item Title


Location
Fourth & West Streets, Wilmington, DE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DE-203
Building/structure dates: 1817 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1800 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1951 subsequent work
Significance: Early Wilmington's population as predominantly Quaker. On the highest piece of ground they built their meeting house and settled around it in an area of the city now known as Quaker Hill. The Quakers were among the most prominent families in Wilmington and their meeting house was one of the most important religious structures in the city. The present meeting house is an excellent example of the type of structure built by the Quakers for worship in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. They stressed high quality workmanship and simplicity of detail.

Subjects
Friends Meeting Houses


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EAST FRONT LOOKING WEST
2. EAST FRONT LOOKING NORTHWEST
3. NORTH DOOR ON EAST FRONT
4. EAST FRONT AND SOUTH SIDE
5. SOUTH SIDE
6. WEST SIDE REAR
7. MEETING ROOM LOOKING NORTH
8. MEETING ROOM LOOKING SOUTH
9. MEETING ROOM LOOKING NORTHEAST
10. MEETING ROOM STAIRCASE IN NORTHEAST CORNER
11. SOUNDING BOARD IN MEETING ROOM LOOKING NORTHWEST
12. MEETING ROOM LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM SECOND FLOOR BALCONY


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