West Grove's meetinghouse marks the continuing evolution of the building type, returning here to a single room without the operable partition that had been typical since the mid-eighteenth century. Like other buildings in the town, it is of Philadelphia hard-pressed brick with a slightly projecting entrance bay and is surrounded with a porch carried on Victorian brackets, and economical iron pipes that presumably replace wood posts. The porch shades the building and encouraged conversation, marking by its presence the role of the meeting as a center of community. The gargantuan colonial-styled 2001 addition to the west marks the limits and failures of compatibility as practiced by historical preservationists.
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