Living with Antiques: A Labor of Love

February 28, 2023

Built of brick with glazed Flemish-bond headers on all four sides, the Daniel Hiester house is one of the earliest brick houses in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was built for Daniel Hiester Sr. (1713–1795), a prosperous tanner and brickmaker, and his wife, Catharina Schuler (1716–1789), in 1757. The rear half of the side gable wall has no windows due to a large fireplace on the first floor and built-in closet on the second floor. Behind the house is a summer kitchen with a clay tile roof. A stone mile marker stands alongside the driveway, which was originally the Sumneytown Pike.

Join Lisa Minardi as she curates a tour of one of the finest examples of Pennsylvania German architecture, as seen in The Magazine Antiques.

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Article includes a collection of photos detailing close ups of interior design, woodwork and eighteenth century Pennsylvania German objects, including several fraktur pieces.

Looking for specialized training in Pennsylvania German Fraktur & Broadsides? Register today for ASA’s new PP158 An Overview of Pennsylvania German Fraktur and PP159 An Overview of Pennsylvania German Broadsides webinar series scheduled for June 15 and July 20, 2023 to be presented by Russell Earnest and Patricia Earnest Suter of the Earnest Archives and Library.

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