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Shaker Meeting House

 
 
Shaker Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
1. Shaker Meeting House Marker
Inscription.

This Meeting House, or Church, was built in 1848 to replace an earlier (1791) and much smaller Meeting House. It demonstrates many typical characteristics of Shaker architecture; double doors, one for men and one for women; a large meeting room with no columns to allow the dancing which was a part of their worship; a separate area for visitors; and simplicity of design and detail.

The Meeting House now houses the offices of the Shaker Heritage Society, a Museum Shop, and Exhibits. Hours are Tues. thru Sat. from 9:30am to 4pm
 
Erected by Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York.
 
Location. 42° 44.475′ N, 73° 48.681′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Meeting House Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Meeting House Road, Albany NY 12211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brethren's Workshop (1822) (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaker Garage (1920) (within shouting distance of this marker); Ministry Shop (1825) (within shouting distance of this marker); Wash House & Cannery (c.1858)

Shaker Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
2. Shaker Meeting House
North and West Elevations. Marker is at right of photo, near side entrance
(within shouting distance of this marker); Sisters' Workshop (1840) (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaker Heritage Society Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); 1816 Dwelling House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Creamery (1856) (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .
1. Watervliet Shaker Historic District on the Shaker Historic Trail. (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York. (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York on Facebook. (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Shakers: A Brief History. (Submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Shaker Meeting House Window Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
3. Shaker Meeting House Window Detail
Note larger 12 over 12 over 12 pane style
1791 and 1848 Shaker Meeting Houses image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, undated
4. 1791 and 1848 Shaker Meeting Houses
In 1848 Meeting House exhibit area
Shaker Meeting House Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
5. Shaker Meeting House Interior
Shaker Meeting House Visitors' Area image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
6. Shaker Meeting House Visitors' Area
Shaker Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
7. Shaker Meeting House
West and South Elevations
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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