|Hockessin Friends Meeting House|
The simple, rectangular, fieldstone meeting house was completed in 1738, and enlarged with an addition on the rear in 1745. Sometime later, a long carriage shed and several outbuildings were built behind it. On each of the ends of the meeting house sit "step-down stones", which over the years have assisted countless Quakers in dismounting their carriages and horses. For many years, the Hockessin Meeting House was covered with white plaster, which, in my opinion, has thankfully since been removed, showcasing the beautiful fieldstone construction of the building.
|Meeting House, showing carriage step|