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Henry Melchior Muhlenberg House

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Built  c. 1720-1787
Area  6,900 m²
Added to NRHP  18 February 2000
NRHP Reference #  00000060
Architectural style  American Colonial
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg House
Location  201 W. Main St., Trappe, Pennsylvania
Similar  Dewees Tavern Museum, Henry Muhlenberg House, Augustus Lutheran Church, The Speaker's House, Perkiomen Bridge

Henry Melchior Muhlenberg House, also known as the John J. Schrack House, is a historic home located at Trappe, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The house was built about 1755, and is a 2 1/2-story, five bay, stone dwelling with a gable roof. It measures approximately 39 feet by 31 feet. Between 1994 and 1998, the house was restored to its 1776-1787 appearance. This was the period of residency by Rev. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg (1711-1787), patriarch of the Lutheran Church in the United States, and father of Peter Muhlenberg (1746-1807) and Frederick Muhlenberg (1750-1801). Also on the property are the remains of a pottery kiln dated to about 1720. It is the oldest intact pottery kiln known in Pennsylvania. The house is owned by the Trappe Historical Society and open as a historic house museum.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

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Henry Melchior Muhlenberg House Wikipedia


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