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Old Haverford Meetinghouse

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1688, 1700, 1800. 235 E. Eagle Road, 2.4 miles south of Haverford Rd.

Old Haverford Meetinghouse (to distinguish it from the nearby later Haverford Meeting) is unlike most early meetinghouses because its entrance faces the east. This suggests that south-facing orientation did not become widespread until after 1700, by which time the first stone wing with its off-center door and window was completed. A slightly wider joint near the center of the rear wall makes clear the line of extension in 1800 when the building was extended with a stone room similar to the wing of 1700. William Penn is said to have preached in this building.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Old Haverford Meetinghouse", [Havertown, 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, 233-233.

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