Henry Antes House
Henry Antes House
Antes House, November 2011
|Location||Northeast of Pottstown on Colonial Road, Upper Frederick Township, Pennsylvania|
|Area||1.3 acres (0.53 ha)|
|Architectural style||Colonial, Other|
|NRHP Reference #||75001657|
|Added to NRHP||May 12, 1975|
|Designated NHL||April 27, 1992|
The Henry Antes House is a historic house located on Colonial Road, in Upper Frederick Township Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was designed and built by Henry Antes in 1736. It stands today as an example of Moravian settlement houses, in particular of a German three-room plan house. The house is unusual because so much of its original interior finish, including ceilings and board partition walls, have survived. Its builder, Henry Antes, while largely unknown now, was an important regional religious and political figure of the 18th century.
In the American Revolutionary War, the house served as headquarters for General George Washington, September 23 to 26, 1777, during the Philadelphia Campaign. Henry's son, Colonel Philip Frederick Antes (1730–1801), was an officer in the 6th Philadelphia Militia.
The Antes House was declared a National Historic Landmark on April 27, 1992. It is now owned by the Goschenhoppen Historians, who restored the house and operate it as a museum, offering tours by appointment.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- "Henry Antes House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-11-08.
- General Orders, 23 September 1777 from the National Archives.
- Washington to Gen. John Lacey, 3 March 1778 from the National Archives.
- Tim Noble (October 9, 1991). PDF (1.49 MB). National Park Service. and PDF (4.21 MB)
- Antes House Restoration Project
- Upper Frederick Photo Gallery
- Henry Antes House tour, Frederick, PA, video 1:39
- Henry Antes House on Archipedia
- Photos of Henry Antes House
- Listing and drawings at the Historic American Buildings Survey
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