History of the Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House

History of the Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House (HM1A3D)

Location: Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD 20860 Montgomery County
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N 39° 8.836', W 77° 1.524'

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1753:?Sandy Spring Friends Meeting established
?????????? on this site by three or four families who had
????????? ?moved here from first Friends Meeting on
?????????? Western Shore of Chesapeake Bay.
1770:?James Brooke conveyed one acre of land
???????????to his sons to be held in trust for the use of
???????????the Quakers. A frame Meeting House, probably
??????????econd on the site, and five burial places were
???????????already on this land. Present site is about
???????????nine acres.
1817:?Present Meeting House built by local labor
???????????and contributions of friends and neighbors.
???????????Doors at each end permitted the traditional
??????????eparate entrances and meetings of men
??????????? and women. Paneled dividing partitions
???????????could be raised in the middle. Separate
???????????meetings were abandoned about 1890.
1858:?Lyceum built. Became Community House
???????????in 1927.
1868:?Porch added.
1938:?Electricity installed, followed over the years
???????????by oil heat, wall-to-wall carpeting, and foam
???????????rubber cushions.
1968:?Balcony added, using old partition panels
???????????as facing.
1972:?Meeting House declared National Historical?Site.
HM NumberHM1A3D
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 5:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324973 N 4335072
Decimal Degrees39.14726667, -77.02540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.836', W 77° 1.524'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 50.16" N, 77° 1' 31.44" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17715 Meeting House Rd, Ashton-Sandy Spring MD 20860, US
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