Peter Wentz Homestead

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Peter Wentz Homestead
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Peter Wentz Homestead. September 2012.
Peter Wentz Homestead is located in Pennsylvania
Peter Wentz Homestead
Location Schultz Rd., Worcester Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°11′56″N 75°20′2″W / 40.19889°N 75.33389°W / 40.19889; -75.33389Coordinates: 40°11′56″N 75°20′2″W / 40.19889°N 75.33389°W / 40.19889; -75.33389
Area 9.9 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1758
Architectural style Georgian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73001656[1]
Added to NRHP May 8, 1973

Peter Wentz Homestead is a historic home located at Worcester Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1758, and is a large 2 1/2-story, Georgian style dwelling with a rear kitchen wing and bake oven. The main part of the house is five bays wide and two bays deep. The front facade is built of dressed red sandstone and the remainder of the building is built on uncut sandstone. Also on the property are a contributing stone and frame barn and grist mill. The house served as headquarters for General George Washington before and after the Battle of Germantown, October 2–4 and 16-21, 1777.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes William K. Watson (November 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Peter Wentz Homestead" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-05. 

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