In 1981, Philadelphia artist John Burton Satterthwaite began a series of watercolors that document the various Quaker Meeting Houses located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Many of the historic buildings, some dating back to the late 1600's, were disappearing from the landscape due to inactivity. Satterthwaite was compelled to visually record the remaining structures in order to preserve these unique cultural and historical sites.
Today, there are over 100 Meeting Houses that still remain in this region. Many of the houses are listed on the National Register of Historic Places-the official list of properties recognized by the federal government as worthy of preservation. Meeting Houses are an important part of early American history and are significant architecturally since many no longer exist.
Newtown Square Meeting House, Delaware County
Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County
New West Grove Meeting House, Chester County