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Friends Meeting House

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1930, Walter F. Price. 2111 Florida Ave. NW
  • Friends Meeting House (Franz Jantzen)

The picturesque setting for the Friends Meeting House was designed by the landscape architect Rose Greely to complement the picturesque composition of the two fieldstone buildings that consciously recall buildings in Pennsylvania where the Society of Friends, or Quakers, was established in America. Domestic in scale and form, the story-and-a-half buildings were patterned on a timeless vernacular type in order to evoke the simple, unpretentious life-style and beliefs of the church's members. Only the paneled shutters indicate a vague eighteenth-century heritage.

Writing Credits

Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee


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Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee, "Friends Meeting House", [Washington, District of Columbia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of the District of Columbia, Pamela Scott and Antoinette J. Lee. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 359-359.

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