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Silas Weeks, New England Quaker Meetinghouses: Past and Present
Paperback, 189pp, Friends United Press - 2002
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Those interested in religion, genealogy, architecture, or local history will revel in this thoroughly researched celebration of 138 Quaker meetinghouses throughout New England. Packed with photos and organized by state, it contains information about each building's location, architect, size, cost, and current use. The histories of the houses are described, and each entry indicates whether the meetinghouse has a burial ground. Also included are fascinating stories of fires and feuds, information about prominent members of each, and glimpses of New England humor. Maps, directions, a glossary, and indexes of Quaker family names and meetinghouses by architectural style make this not just a beautiful but an educational and practical reference.
Author Biography: Silas B. Weeks helped to reopen the historic Dover Friends Meetinghouse and spent 15 years photographing and researching Quaker meetinghouses in New England. He is associate professor emeritus at the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Eliott, Maine. James A. Turrell is an artist and Quaker. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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