Frankford Friends Meeting House

Frankford Friends Meeting House

Frankford (Preparative) Friends Meeting House is a historic Quaker meeting house in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its oldest parts having been built in 1775–1776, it is significant as the oldest surviving meeting house in Philadelphia.

Located at the corner of Unity and Waln Streets, it is now used also as a community center.

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