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Race Street Meetinghouse

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County of Philadelphia.
1515 Cherry Street
National Register Number: 93001610
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2004.
Congressional District: PA-2 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Meetinghouse.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 4, 1993):
Race Street Meetinghouse, which served as the site of the Hicksite Yearly Meeting from 1857 to 1955, was at the forefront of women's involvement both in Quaker religion and in American political activism. Many leaders in the Women's Movement were associated with this meetinghouse; these included abolitionist and women's activist Lucretia Mott, peace activist Hannah Clothier Hull, and suffrage leader Alice Paul.


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