Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1846/00/00 Chalkley Gillingham Vocation Anti-slavery Delaware Valley Quakers, buy the entire Woodlawn tract to establish a showcase plantation can be successful without slave labor.
1849/00/00 Quaker settlers Thomas and Sarah Wright erect a log addition to their neighboring farmhouse, to be used as meetinghouse and school until the Woodlawn Meetinghouse is built.
1850/00/00 Chalkley Gillingham Vocation Chalkley Gillingham and Kezia his wife grant for the use and benefit of the Religious Society of Friends for the purpose of a Meeting place and burial ground, or otherwise, under the direction of the Monthly Meeting of which Friends of Woodlawn may form.
1851/00/00 Woodlawn Quaker Meeting History The Woodlawn Quaker Meetinghouse is built on farmland donated Chalkley Gillingham as a single room, now the southern half, 1851-1853. Exterior door and window moldings are beaded and the cornerboards are quirked.
1862/00/00 Union soldiers carve initials, names and a small sword-shaped cross into the weatherboard to the right of the double entryway, the building's main entrance during the Civil War. Marks include "W Long Manayunk PA, "AW Hepbum PA," and "I" Mich Cav."
1862/00/00 Chalkley Gillingham Vocation Chalkley Gillingham writes that some of the benches are destroyed by Union soldiers occupying the Woodlawn Meetinghouse. The current benches, which feature dovetails joining seat braces to the ends, likely date from after the Civil War.
1869/00/00 Woodlawn Quaker Meeting Vocation The Woodlawn Meetinghouse is doubled in size and its interior remodeled to accommodate separate men's and women's meetings. The two rooms are designed in the center-aisle, single-cell plan that is common in many earlier Quaker meetinghouses.
1881/01/22 Chalkley Gillingham Died Chalkley Gillingham dies in Woodlawn, Fairfax County, Virginia. He is buried at the Woodlawn Friends Meeting House Cemetery. Over 100 headstones mark the birth and death dates of his family, descendants and others.
1885/00/00 Woodlawn Quaker Meeting Vocation After the Alexandria Friends sell the meetinghouse in Alexandria, the Alexandria Monthly Meeting alternates between Woodlawn and the I Street Meeting in Washington.
1995/00/00 Woodlawn Quaker Meeting Vocation In the 1990s, the City of Alexandria moves salvaged headstones from the Queen Street Burial Ground in Alexandria to a mound of earth in the wooded area behind the Woodlawn Meetinghouse.

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Particulars for Woodlawn Quaker Meetinghouse:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Owner Private
Building Plan Quaker Plain Style
Area of Significance Religion
Building Use Religious Meeting House
Historic Use Religious Property
Area of Significance Social History

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 21st May 2009

Registry Name: Woodlawn Quaker Meetinghouse
Registry Address: 8990 Woodlawn Rd.
Registry Number: 09000335
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Quaker Plain Style
Area in Acres: 2
Contributing Buildings: 1
Non-Contributing Buildings: 1
Contributing Sites: 1
Non-Contributing Sites: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Significant Year: 1851, 1861, 1869
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure

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