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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
  • (© George E. Thomas)

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

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—,

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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