Friends Meeting House Built in 1665, Flushing, L.I.
An early 20th Century photo postcard of the Quaker Meetinghouse in Flushing, Queens, which witnessed the comings and goings of many ancestors of the Coles branch. Wikipedia: "The Old Quaker Meeting House was built in 1694 as a small frame structure on land acquired in 1692 by John Bowne and John Rodman in Flushing, New York. The first recorded meeting held there was on November 24, 1694. This original structure is now the easterly third of the current structure, which was expanded 1716-1719. According to one source, the original structure was renovated in 1704 and then demolished in 1716. The Flushing meeting house was the second meeting house to be built on Long Island, the first one being built in Oyster Bay [not to be confused with the Matinecock meetinghouse in Locust Valley] in 1672, which no longer stands."