Rex House

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Rex House
Rex House Schaeffertown PA.jpg
Rex House, November 2011
Rex House is located in Pennsylvania
Rex House
Location North Market Street, Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°17′53″N 76°17′36″W / 40.29806°N 76.29333°W / 40.29806; -76.29333Coordinates: 40°17′53″N 76°17′36″W / 40.29806°N 76.29333°W / 40.29806; -76.29333
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1729
Architectural style Other, Half-timbered
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 80003551[1]
Added to NRHP August 11, 1980

Rex House, also known as the Gemberling-Rex House, is a historic home located at Schaefferstown in Heidelberg Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1729 by early Pennsylvania German settlers, and is a 2 1/2-story, half timbered residence with horizontal wooden siding and a gable roof. It is measures 32 feet by 12 feet and has gable end brick chimneys. Also on the property are a contributing smoke house, bake oven, stone foundation of a barn and outhouse and cistern.[2]

The Gemberling-Rex House is open for tours as part of the Historic Schaefferstown museum.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]


  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 H. Frank Mandonado (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Rex House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-28. 

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