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Hotchkin, Samuel F. Rural Pennsylvania in the Vicinity of Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Geo. W. Jacobs, 1897., p. 6, 90

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Project name: Old Merion Meeting House
Project types: meeting house
Denominational affiliation: Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

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Montgomery Ave (about a mile from City Ave, and a half-mile from Narberth railway station)
Merion, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, PA

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"...the little building 'is in the form of a cross, each wing having a high peaked gable. Each gable end contains an entrance door, covered with an antique shingled portico, without supports. A shingled pediment or strip of roofing runs across each gable, forming the base of a triangle. The windows are set high above the ground, and have picturesque diamond panes. Although built in 1695, the structure was remodeled in the present century, so that its age is greatly disquised.' The interior is carpeted, and white paint is seen, but the wooden benches are uncolored.... The meeting house stands in a beautiful grove of sycamores, maples, and cedars. The well-kept graveyard is encloded by a picturesque stone wall, surmounted by a tall iron fence."


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