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Main Street Friends (Hicksite)
Medford, Burlington County

Founded in 1759, the schism (1827-1828) between the Orthodox and Hicksite factions led to the erection of this building, just off Main Street, in 1843 by the Hicksite group, which obviously was not in the majority. The building seems to be virtually identical to the original meeting house, built in 1814 a few blocks away on Union Street, which was retained by the Orthodox faction.  The building does not appear to be in use, but seems reasonably well maintained.

For more information, see George Decou, The Historic Rancocas. 1949.




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