Henry Antes House

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Henry Antes House
Antes House Montco PA.jpg
Antes House, November 2011
Henry Antes House is located in Pennsylvania
Henry Antes House
Henry Antes House is located in the US
Henry Antes House
Location Northeast of Pottstown on Colonial Road, Upper Frederick Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°17′32″N 75°32′26″W / 40.29222°N 75.54056°W / 40.29222; -75.54056Coordinates: 40°17′32″N 75°32′26″W / 40.29222°N 75.54056°W / 40.29222; -75.54056
Area 1.3 acres (0.53 ha)
Built 1720
Architectural style Colonial, Other
NRHP Reference # 75001657[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 12, 1975[1]
Designated NHL April 27, 1992[2]

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.[3] Henry's son, Colonel Philip Frederick Antes (1730–1801), was an officer in the 6th Philadelphia Militia.[4]

Dutch door on the northeast side of the house.

The Antes House was declared a National Historic Landmark on April 27, 1992.[2][5] It is now owned by the Goschenhoppen Historians, who restored the house and operate it as a museum, offering tours by appointment.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Henry Antes House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  3. ^ General Orders, 23 September 1777 from the National Archives.
  4. ^ Washington to Gen. John Lacey, 3 March 1778 from the National Archives.
  5. ^ Tim Noble (October 9, 1991). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Henry Antes House" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 18 photos, exterior and interior, from 1990 and historic from c. 1895, c. 1900, c. 1910, and c. 1915. (4.21 MB)

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