Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sandy Spring Friends Meetinghouse

An image from the Sandy Spring Friends MeetingHouse in Sandy Spring, MD is the third image for the Days Of Yore: Montgomery County, MD project.

Sandy Spring Meetinghouse
Sandy Spring, MD

Save to foursquare The Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House is located in Sandy Spring, MD.  This is a place where the Religious Society of Friends (aka Quakers) gather in worship today and have done so here since 1753, when this formally became a Meeting.

This particular building, which was the third house on this particular site, was built in 1817.  It has welcomed frequent physical additions ever since then.  This includes some preservation work, done in the style of the building, when I visited this year.

There is a giant pole in the center of the Meeting which is rumored to be an original part of the building.

To visit by car: 17715 Meetinghouse Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860

This locale also has a Community House and a Cemetery with a Memorial Grove, where many can stop and reflect on family members past.  This Memorial Grove has a special significance for me for that reason.  This card is dedicated especially to Susan Norris Rose, 1938-2009.  You are much beloved, Aunt Susan, and you are missed.


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