PICRYL
PICRYLThe World's Largest Public Domain Source
  • homeHome
  • searchSearch
  • photo_albumStories
  • collectionsCollections
  • infoAbout
  • star_rateUpgrade
  • account_boxLogin
West Philadelphia Friends Meeting House, 3500 Lancaster Avenue at Thirty-fifth Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

West Philadelphia Friends Meeting House, 3500 Lancaster Avenue at Thirty-fifth Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

  • save_altThumbnail200x200
  • save_altSmall640x521
  • save_altMedium1024x834
  • save_altOriginal3840x3127
description

Summary

Significance: In the nineteenth century, Friends of the middle and upper socio-economic classes left the Center City Philadelphia area and moved out toward the city's suburbs. While the wealthier Friends chose places along the mainline, such as Germantown or Haverford, the middling sorts stopped in West Philadelphia. The first meeting house on the site was erected in 1851; the present meeting house-school complex was built in 1901 for the use of the Hicksite Friends.
Survey number: HABS PA-6664
Building/structure dates: 1901 Initial Construction

person

Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
West Philadelphia Friends School
Price, Virginia Barrett, transmitter
Elliott, Joseph E, B, photographer
place

Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States39.95059, -75.14894
Google Map of 39.9505852, -75.1489359
create

Source

Library of Congress
copyright

Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

Explorethirty fifth

Explorefriends meeting houses

Explorequakers