Poughkeepsie friends meeting

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Located on the southwest corner of Hooker Avenue and Whittier Boulevard in the City of Poughkeepsie is a Quaker Meetinghouse that was constructed in The motivation to de the building in that manner was in many ways the start of a reuniting of the orthodox branch of Quakers and members that followed more liberal practices. A nationwide split — or schism — that began in Philadelphia in saw two-thirds of Religious Society of Friends members abandon the teachings of Quaker founder George Fox in favor of those taught by Long Island preacher Elias Poughkeepsie friends meeting.

Members of the two branches worshiped separately, and at first, they conformed to traditional Quaker meetinghouses, which included separate entrances for men and women, and a divided interior meeting space. Inthe Orthodox Poughkeepsie Friends decided to build a new meeting house. When the new meeting house was being planned, New York City architect Alfred Bussell was selected to create a de that would be pleasing to all members.

Having studied at Haverford College, a Quaker school, Bussell was well-versed in the Friends traditions. While one branch of members suggested the new building include a steeple, organ and stained-glass windows, the other favored having a traditional-style meetinghouse built. Bussell took suggestions from both sides and fused them into a de that in many ways was representative of what the society was experiencing at the time; that is, a blending of both the Orthodox and Hicksite branches.

Unlike older meetinghouses that had separate interior space for men and women, all members sit together in the Poughkeepsie meeting house. At unprogrammed meetings, members sit in a circle in silence in a room other than the main worship space. After some time, someone might spontaneously share a spiritual message with other worshipers if moved to do so. The main worship space continues to be used Poughkeepsie friends meeting weddings, both Quaker and from other faiths and memorials, and public meetings.

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Poughkeepsie friends meeting

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Meetinghouse has multiple uses today