Frying Pan Park Meetinghouse To Be Re-dedicated Today

The 1791 Frying Pan Spring Meetinghouse at Frying Pan Park in Herndon will be re-dedicated today at 1 p.m. The celebration will commemorate an 18-month restoration, stabilization and documentation that recently has been completed on the 214-year old building.

Members of the county Board of Supervisors and Park Authority board will join residents at the event. Reservations are required, however.

Park officials said in a news release that the Frying Pan Spring Meetinghouse has survived suburban growth and the Civil War to achieve designation as a Virginia Landmark and National Register of Historic Places site. In 1984, the last surviving trustee of the Meetinghouse deeded the property to the park authority.

The day's events will include choral music that recall the days when the meetinghouse was used as a place of worship for practitioners of the Primitive Baptist faith. There will also be historic readings, a presentation on the preservation process, refreshments and interpretive programs.
Frying Pan Meetinghouse is at 2621 Centreville Rd.

By Steve Fehr |  September 18, 2005; 7:00 AM ET  | Category:  Parks and Recreation
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