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

Henry Chapman Mercer

(1856 - 1930)

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
1. Henry Chapman Mercer Marker
Inscription.  
Archaeologist, scholar, collector, tile maker. Mercer was born and worked in Doylestown. Between 1908 & 1916, he designed and built three unique concrete structures: Fonthill, his castle-like home; the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, where he made his distinctive handcrafted products; and the Mercer Museum, site of his vast collection of early Americana. His patented tile mosaics decorate the Pennsylvania State Capitol.
 
Erected 1998 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 19.416′ N, 75° 7.32′ W. Marker is in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Swamp Road (Pennsylvania Route 313) 0.1 miles east of N Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is near the entrance to the Moravian
Henry Chapman Mercer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
2. Henry Chapman Mercer Marker
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in left distant background.
Pottery and Tile Works. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 Swamp Road, Doylestown PA 18901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Sheeler (approx. 0.3 miles away); Aaron Siskind (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Emory "Jimmie" Foxx (approx. 0.6 miles away); Casimir A. Sienkiewicz (approx. 0.7 miles away); Oscar Hammerstein II (approx. 0.9 miles away); James A. Michener (approx. 0.9 miles away); William H. Eastburn III, Esquire (1932-2008) (approx. 0.9 miles away); Doylestown High School (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doylestown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Henry Chapman Mercer. (Submitted on October 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Mercer's Tiles at the Pennsylvania Capitol. (Submitted on October 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Tile Works Official Site. (Submitted on October 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Mercer & Fonthill Museums. (Submitted on October 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Henry Chapman Mercer - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

6. Henry Chapman Mercer at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works Sign at Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
3. Moravian Pottery and Tile Works Sign at Entrance
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
4. Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Looking north.
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
5. Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Southwest facade.
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
6. Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Tiled roof and chimneys.
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2009
7. Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Northeast facade.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 951 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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