Rittenhouse Square Townhomes located in the Perkiomen Valley in the town of Trappe PA 19426. The townhomes were built between 1985 and 1990. An additional 34 townhomes were between 1994 to 1998. Most of the homes are 3 bedroom and 2.5 baths with few 2 bedrooms. Average size of the townhomes are approx. 1500 sq. ft. Some with and without garages as well fireplaces.
Thinking about buying a Rittenhouse Sq. Townhome? Good idea. You’ll find Rittenhouse Sq. a great place to live and affordable too. Located in the quaint little town of Trappe PA, providing Rittenhouse Square townhome owners with that small town feel and close proximity to major highways like Route 422. Plenty of access to places to shop like Skippack, Providencetown Shopping Center in Collegeville, King of Prussia Mall and the Philadelphia Outlets in Limerick. Trappe Borough is the home to more than 3500 people and is located in central Montgomery County. About an hour’s drive from downtown Philadelphia. The town itself is approx. 2.24 sq. miles. You’ll find Rittenhouse Square Townhomes walking distance to the Borough’s main thoroughfare which is W. Main St. There you’ll find places to eat and shop.
The majority of the Rittenhouse Sq. Townhomes were built between 1985 and 1990. An additional 34 townhomes were between 1994 to 1998. Most of the homes are 3 bedroom and 2.5 baths with few 2 bedrooms. Average size of the townhomes are approx. 1500 sq. ft. Some with and without garages as well fireplaces.
Brief History of Trappe
European settlers arrived in the area of Trappe in the early 18th century and included many German immigrants. They had landed at the port of Philadelphia and moved west, where land was available.
One of the oldest extant buildings in town is Augustus Lutheran Church. Construction of the old church began in 1743 following the arrival of Lutheran minister Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, who emigrated from Germany in 1742. After a severe storm on February 16, 1860 that damaged the colonial building, it was saved and restored by his grandson William Augustus Muhlenberg. It is the oldest unchanged Lutheran church building in the US in continuous use by the same congregation and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
A c. 1830 building across from Augustus Lutheran Church served as the US Post Office until 1929, when operations were moved to a larger regional location. The post office/general store is now a private residence.
Trappe is also home to the Henry Melchior Muhlenberg House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building has been restored and is operated as a museum by the Historical Society of Trappe, Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley, Inc.
The Speaker’s House, home of Frederick Muhlenberg, is another historic site in Trappe that is open to the public. It is currently undergoing restoration.
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