Henry Melchior Muhlenberg House

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Henry Melchior Muhlenberg House
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Henry Melchior Muhlenberg House, April 2011
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg House is located in Pennsylvania
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg House
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg House is located in the US
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg House
Location 201 W. Main St., Trappe, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°11′47″N 75°28′13″W / 40.19639°N 75.47028°W / 40.19639; -75.47028Coordinates: 40°11′47″N 75°28′13″W / 40.19639°N 75.47028°W / 40.19639; -75.47028
Area 1.7 acres (0.69 ha)
Built c. 1720-1787
Architectural style Colonial
NRHP reference # 00000060[1]
Added to NRHP February 18, 2000

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.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Rebecca A. Hunt (September 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-14. 

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