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Fonthill, East Court Street, State Route 313 vicinity, Doylestown, Bucks County, PA

Fonthill, East Court Street, State Route 313 vicinity, Doylestown, Bucks County, PA

 
 
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Summary

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

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Date

1912 - 1980
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Mercer, Henry Chapman
Moravian Pottery & Tile Works
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Null, Druscilla, historian
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Location

Doylestown40.31011, -75.12989
Google Map of 40.3101063, -75.1298939
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Source

Library of Congress
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Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html