Yarmouth

The Yarmouth Quaker meetinghouse on Cape Cod is distinctive in that the traditional women's side, on the left, was much larger than the men's side, on the right. The reason, we're told, is that many of the men were often out to sea.
The Yarmouth Quaker meetinghouse on Cape Cod is distinctive in that the traditional women’s side, on the left, was much larger than the men’s side, on the right. The reason, we’re told, is that many of the men were often out to sea.
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Mattapoisett

The 1827 Quaker meetinghouse in Mattapoisset, Massachusetts, is one of a string of Friends congregations in communities along Buzzards Bay.
The 1827 Quaker meetinghouse in Mattapoisset, Massachusetts, is one of a string of Friends congregations in communities along Buzzards Bay.

 

Settle in for worship.
Settle in for worship.

 

The heating system's been updated.
The heating system’s been updated.

Beacon Hill

Set in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, Friends worship in a house reputed designed by Charles Bulfinch, the architect of the Massachusetts State House just a few blocks away. The meetinghouse also includes a group residential program.
Set in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, Friends worship in a house reputed designed by Charles Bulfinch, the architect of the Massachusetts State House just a few blocks away. The meetinghouse also includes a group residential program.
Welcome to Boston.
Welcome to Boston.

Woolman Hill

The 1849 meetinghouse that served the Wilburite Friends in North Dartmouth has been moved to Deerfield, where it was impeccably restored. It is part of the Woolman Hill Conference Center.
The 1849 meetinghouse that served the Wilburite Friends in North Dartmouth has been moved to Deerfield, where it was impeccably restored. It is part of the Woolman Hill Conference Center.
The elders gallery, seen from the former women's side of the house.
The elders gallery, seen from the former women’s side of the house.

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Northampton

Northampton Friends bought the building and then expanded space on the second floor for their activities. The rest of the structure is rented to professional firms.
Northampton Friends bought the building and then expanded space on the second floor for their activities. The rest of the structure is rented to professional firms.
The stairs are a classic.
The stairs are a classic.

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