As the oldest framed Quaker meetinghouse in the U.S., this historical building suffered from age, neglect, and haphazard alterations. The building was slowly collapsing in on itself so steel columns were carefully lowered into the exterior walls and a balcony was built to permanently stabilize the structure. Taking great care to preserve many of the original elements, the wrap-around-exterior porch was completely restored and a new standing seam tin roof was built by hand. During the construction, a secret room was discovered that once served as a haven for fugitive slaves.