Fonthill, East Court Street, State Route 313 vicinity, Doylestown, Bucks County, PA
See also HAER PA-107 for additional documentation. Includes photographs (photograph 64).
Significance: A pioneering example of the use of reinforced concrete in a residence. Exhibiting an eclectic mixture of Medieval, Elizabethan, and Jacobean motifs, the house was designed by antiquarian and inventor, Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930), as his residence. Many of the tiles which decorate the house were manufactured at Mercer's famous Moravian Pottery and Tile Works.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-191
Survey number: HABS PA-1140
Building/structure dates: 1907-1912 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 85002366