Rye Meeting House

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Rye Meeting House
Rye Meeting House Library on left DSCN1922.jpg
Rye Meeting House, built in the 1830s, south wing 1875, bell tower 1877
Rye Meeting House is located in New York
Rye Meeting House
Rye Meeting House is located in the United States
Rye Meeting House
Location624 Milton Rd., Rye, New York
Coordinates40°57′12″N 73°41′20″W / 40.95333°N 73.68889°W / 40.95333; -73.68889Coordinates: 40°57′12″N 73°41′20″W / 40.95333°N 73.68889°W / 40.95333; -73.68889
Area1.16 acres (0.47 ha)
Builtc. 1850, 1867, 1871, 1875, 1877
Architectural styleStick Style
NRHP reference No.10001134[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 14, 2011

Rye Meeting House, also known as Milton Mission Chapel, Grace Chapel, and the Friends Meeting House, is a historic Quaker meeting house located at Rye, Westchester County, New York. The property is adjacent to the Bird Homestead. It is a one-story, wood frame building on a stone foundation with two main volumes, a nave and an asymmetrical transept. The exterior is sheathed in clapboard and shingles and exhibits characteristics of the Stick style. The front facade features a 2 1/2-story bell tower. The building was built in the 1830s as a school house. It was moved to its present site in 1867, and enlarged in 1871, 1875, and 1877. At the time, the church was a mission church of nearby Christ's Church, an Episcopal church. The Quakers obtained the property in 1959. The property was deeded to the city of Rye in 2002.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[1] In 2015, The Preservation League of New York State selected the historic restoration work completed on Rye Meeting House to receive an Excellence in Historic Preservation award.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/31/11 through 2/04/11. National Park Service. 2011-02-11.
  2. ^ Lisa Easton; Dan Kelly & Peter Shaver (November 2010). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Rye Meeting House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  3. ^ Preservation League of New York State, "Rye Meeting House: Sustainable Preservation, Ecology and Conservation to be honored",readMedia Newswire, 04-27-2015.

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