Muhlenberg, Henry Melchoir, House (NRIS 00000060)
201 W. Main St.,
Pennsylvania. County/parish: Montgomery.
1 contributing building.
1 contributing site.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
February 18, 2000.
- Henry Melchior Muhlenberg House
- 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.A Pennsylvania historical marker was dedicated on April 28, 1960. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/00000060