PA-017 Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930)

Marker text: HENRY CHAPMAN MERCER (1856-1930)

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.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1998

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