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Sandy Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

History of the Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House

 
 
History of the Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2013
1. History of the Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House Marker
Inscription.
1753: Sandy Spring Friends Meeting established
           on this site by three or four families who had
           moved here from first Friends Meeting on
           Western Shore of Chesapeake Bay.
1770: James Brooke conveyed one acre of land
           to his sons to be held in trust for the use of
           the Quakers. A frame Meeting House, probably
           second on the site, and five burial places were
           already on this land. Present site is about
           nine acres.
1817: Present Meeting House built by local labor
           and contributions of friends and neighbors.
           Doors at each end permitted the traditional
           separate entrances and meetings of men
            and women. Paneled dividing partitions
           could be raised in the middle. Separate
           meetings were abandoned about 1890.
1858: Lyceum built. Became Community House
           in 1927.
1868: Porch added.
1938: Electricity installed, followed over the years
           by oil heat, wall-to-wall carpeting, and foam
           rubber cushions.
1968: Balcony added, using old partition panels
           as facing.
1972: Meeting House
History of the Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House Marker, at center image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2013
2. History of the Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House Marker, at center
left, Church hours and right, Religious quote
declared National Historical Site.
 
Location. 39° 8.836′ N, 77° 1.524′ W. Marker is in Sandy Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Meeting House Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located .3 miles south of Olney/Sandy Spring Road (MD 108). Marker is at or near this postal address: 17715 Meeting House Road, Sandy Spring MD 20860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sandy Spring Friends Meeting Site (here, next to this marker); Woodlawn (approx. 1.3 miles away); African Americans and Quakers in Sandy Spring (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Holland Red Door Store (approx. 1.5 miles away); Olney House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Higgins Tavern (approx. 2.6 miles away); A Refuge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Brookeville Angel (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Regarding History of the Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House.
National Register of Historic Places:
Sandy Spring Friends Meetinghouse (added 1972 - - #72000587)
Also known as Sandy Spring Meeting;Friends Meeting House;
Meetinghouse Lane and MD 108 , Sandy Spring
♦ Historic Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Right side quote image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2013
3. Right side quote
Conviction of George Fox (Quaker, 1624-1691) about the consequence of obedience to God and Truth.
Architectural Style: Federal
♦ Historic Person: Hicks,Elias,et al.
♦ Significant Year: 1828, 1817
♦ Area of Significance: Invention, Architecture, Religion
♦ Period of Significance: 1825-1849, 1800-1824
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Religion
♦ Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
♦ Current Function: Religion
♦ Current Sub-function: Religious Structure
 
Also see . . .  Quaker Center. The Religious Society of Friends began in England in the 17th century.... (Submitted on August 15, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House seen today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 11, 2013
4. Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House seen today
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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