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Morrisville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Robertson Art Tile Company

 
 
Robertson Art Tile Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2019
1. Robertson Art Tile Company Marker
Inscription.  An innovative tile and abrasives manufacturer, founded by the Robertson family of ceramic artisans in 1890, operated here until 1982. It was notable for craze-free pure white tiles, its efficient single-fire method, and an on-site quality control lab. Featured at the 1907 Jamestown Exposition, RATC ceramic mosaic tiles were among the first in the US to line an indoor swimming pool. In the 1950s, Robertson tiles were installed in most original Levittown homes.
 
Erected 2017 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 40° 12.279′ N, 74° 46.444′ W. Marker is in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on South Pennsylvania Avenue south of U.S. 1, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located beside the sidewalk near where the US Highway
Robertson Art Tile Company Marker<br>(<i>wide view • South Pennsylvania Avenue on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2019
2. Robertson Art Tile Company Marker
(wide view • South Pennsylvania Avenue on left)
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1 off-ramp connects with Pennsylvania Avenue southbound. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morrisville PA 19067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Morris (approx. ¼ mile away); USS Liberty Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Millstone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Summerseat (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Summerseat (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Fitch Steamboat Dock (approx. half a mile away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morrisville.
 
Also see . . .  Robertson Art Tile Company. Robertson Art Tile (1890-1983) is a bit of an enigma in the history of American tile. While the name appropriately honors one of the most influential and productive families in American ceramics, its founder, George W. Robertson, lost interest in the operation, staying less than five years. The company, on the other hand, withstood the numerous tests of time eventually closing its doors in 1983, one of the industry’s longest surviving works. (Submitted on June 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Jul. 27, 2021