Meeting House and Hearse House

Meeting House and Hearse House (HM26KQ)

Location: Fremont, NH 03044 Rockingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 58.975', W 71° 7.7'

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Built in 1800, this steepleless structure, originally unheated, was used for both town and church meetings.
This and a similar building in Rockingham, Vt., are the only two survivors of some 70 meeting houses with twin end "porches" (stairwells) built in New England in the 1700s.
The building retains box pews (once privately owned) and a high pulpit. "Singing seats" in the gallery reflect the introduction of choral music in the late 1700s. The nearby hearse house (1849) marks a transition in local funerals from a hand-carried bier to a horse-drawn vehicle.
HM NumberHM26KQ
Year Placed1991
Placed ByState of New Hampshire
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 326472 N 4761115
Decimal Degrees42.98291667, -71.12833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 58.975', W 71° 7.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 58' 58.5" N, 71° 7' 42" W
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Area Code(s)603
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 460 NH-107, Fremont NH 03044, US
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