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Livonia in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Friends Meeting House

Built 1846 • Moved 1981 • Opened 1994

 
 
Friends Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2020
1. Friends Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  
David and Daniel Lapham purchased land in Bucklin Township in 1827. In 1846, this Meeting House was built and the Livonia Meeting used the building until disbanding in 1853. The building was sold and lived in by the Roberts Family (1860-1895), the Rudolph Kahrl Family (1895-1903), the Dietrich Family (1903-1944), and the Gullen Family (1944-1962). The property was purchased by the City of Livonia in 1962 and became Quaker Acres Historical Village, Livonia's first museum site.

The Religious Society of Friends grew out of the ministry of George Fox in England and America in the second half of the seventeenth century. A religion of inward experience rather than outward observance, it is rooted in Christianity. There are different branches but all aim at an inward knowledge of the Spirit - both individually and in Meetings.

The Friends Meeting House was originally located on 7 Mile Road, just west of Farmington Road in Section 4.
 
Erected by City of Livonia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion
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Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2020
2. Left images
Dietrich Family Photos
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Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1827.
 
Location. 42° 26.297′ N, 83° 25.019′ W. Marker is in Livonia, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Newburgh Road south of Eight Mile Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in Historic Greenmead [park], about 0.2 mile from Newburgh Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia MI 48152, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Detroit United Railway Waiting Room (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bungalow (within shouting distance of this marker); A.J. Geer Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Shaw House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Newburg Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Newburg School (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Blue House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Kingsley House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livonia.
 
Also see . . .  Explore the Buildings. (Submitted on June 18, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Right images image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2020
3. Right images
Upper left: Restoration, August 1993
Lower left: Meeting House at Quaker Acres
Friends Meeting House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2020
4. Friends Meeting House and Marker
Friends Meeting House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2020
5. Friends Meeting House
Historic Greenmead sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2020
6. Historic Greenmead sign
Sign on the west side of Newburgh Road for the historic village.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 18, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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Aug. 13, 2022