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Catawissa Friends Meetinghouse

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c. 1774. South St. between S. 3rd and S. 4th sts.
  • Catawissa Friends Meetinghouse (© George E. Thomas)

This one-story gable-roofed Quaker meetinghouse that stands on a stone foundation is one of the last surviving log meetinghouses in the commonwealth. Its hand-hewn logs are V-notched at the corners and chinked with mud and pebbles. It is rectangular in plan, has small windows with board shutters, and a single door with a hand-forged latch. The interior, paneled with wide unfinished white pine boards, is partitioned into a men's and a women's seating area, each with simple narrow plank pews.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Catawissa Friends Meetinghouse", [Catawissa, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 501-501.

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