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Radnor Friends Meetinghouse

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1717–1718, c. 1800. Conestoga Rd. and Sproul Rd. (PA 320), 1.3 miles west of Villanova

Radnor Friends Meeting forms an important part of the evolution of the regional meetinghouse. Belonging to the Welsh branch of the denomination, its south-facing orientation; low, relatively crudely cut stone walls; square plan; and high roof are hallmarks of its antiquity. The meeting was extended with a west addition around 1800, at the same time that Old Haverford ( DE38) was altered, but the later wing does not match the gable height or pitch. Following the urban model, an operable wood screen was added between the east and west rooms; it is the more modern west room that is now usually used for meetings.

Writing Credits

Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Radnor Friends Meetinghouse", [Radnor Township CDP, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-DE41.

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, 234-234.

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