Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bowne House, Flushing, Queens, New York, New York

The Bowne House, built in 1661, is a landmark shrine to religious freedom.  John Bowne allowed certain outlawed sects of Quakerism to hold meetings in his house.  With the arrival in 1657 of English Quakers. Governor Peter Stuyvesant issued a proclamation banning all religious observance but the official Dutch Reformed. Bowne was imprisoned, but was deported to Amsterdam where he successfully pleaded the cause of religious freedom before the Dutch West India Company. 

37-01 Bowne St.

English oak, legendary tree of Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest

George Fox, oaks monument, 1672 preacher

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