Penn’s first deeded property to the Quakers.
On land gifted to them by William Penn, the Society of Friends (Quakers) built the present structure in 1804. The largest Friends’ meetinghouse in the world, it remains active as a place of worship. Many notable abolitionists and women’s rights activists organized reform efforts here.
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