Quakers Milan

Friends Meeting House

There are no know images, photos, drawings of the meeting house known as the Little Nine Parnters Meeting House. But it is described in Huntting's local history as having a saltbox sloping roof to the back, and tall pillars in the front which informs the artist rendering (below left). In a way, this is not surprising as the Meeting House sponsor and donor was Benjamin Thorne, who had come from Long Island and built an unusual (for the area) saltbox style house that would have been common on Long Island. That house is no longer standing but was about a mile south of the meeting house location.

Artist rendering of Meeting House
Artist rendering of Meeting House
Home of Meeting House Builder, Benjamin Thorne
Home of Meeting House Builder, Benjamin Thorne

Below you will see a current arial view fading to an 1876 map which clearly shows the Quaker or Friends Meeting House. You'll see a "call-out" box which shows the one-acre plot that accommodated the building and cemetery. The Cemetery remains but was vandalized in 2003 with all visible stones broken, including that of Milan's first town supervisor Stephen Thorne.

The construction of the state highway Route 199 covered the former site.