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Little Egg Harbor Friends Meetinghouse
Tuckerton, Ocean County

  

This building was recently noted by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) as part of the Shorelands region, but aside from a couple of photographs, their report contains liitle hard data on the buildings history.
      Tuckerton was founded by Quakers in the early 18th century, probably moving east from the Burlington area. This wooden frame building was erected in 1863, and undoubtedly replaced an earlier building on the site (a serene respite from the commercialism of Route 9 which goes through the heart of town). There is a single front door, but the internal vestibule provides for the traditional two entrances found in almost all Quaker meetinghouses. The building reflects the later trend within the Friends towards the use of more mainstream church architecture.
     The congregation is still active and the building is well-maintained.

 

 

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