Rye in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rye Meeting House
Historic Grace Chapel
Built in the 1830s as a one-room schoolhouse, the core of this structure was moved to this site in 1867. Originally used as a Sunday school affiliated with Rye's Christ's Church, it was transformed into a chapel through a series of additions, culminating with a bell tower in 1877. The south wing, built in 1875, housed a circulating library. The building was known as Grace Chapel or Milton Chapel and is a simple example of the Gothic Revival style, constructed in wood. This, the structure's second bell, dates to 1888. In 1959, the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) purchased the building for use as its Meeting House.
In 2002 this property was purchased by the City of Rye and is now operated by the Bird Homestead Preservation Trust as a historic, environmental, and educational site.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion • Communications • Education. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 624 Milton Rd, Rye NY 10580, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bird Homestead and Rye Meeting House (a few steps from this marker); Milton Commercial District (within shouting distance of this marker); The Timothy Knapp House (approx. half a mile away); Milton Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); The Purdy Burying Ground (approx. half a mile away); Boston Post Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Playland Amusement Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Boston Post Road Historic District (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rye.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 6, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.