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Friends Meeting House

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c. 1700. Corner of Hedley St. and Middle Rd.

A plain, white-clapboarded building with a pyramidal roof and a long, lower two-doored entrance adjunct in front, the meeting house is rather awkward, but it is the earliest place of worship in Portsmouth and the most important from the years following the founding of the town.

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Author: 
William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Friends Meeting House", [Portsmouth, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-PO6.

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Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 502-502.

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