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Mercer Museum, Pine & Ashland Streets, Doylestown, Bucks County, PA

Mercer Museum, Pine & Ashland Streets, Doylestown, Bucks County, PA

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Summary

See also HAER PA-107 for additional documentation. Includes photographs (photographs 67 & 68).
Significance: A pioneering example of the use of reinforced concrete. An eclectic interpretation of Medieval styles, the building was designed for the Bucks County Historical Society by antiquarian and inventor, Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930). The building houses Mercer's huge collection of pre-industrial tools, machines and implements.
Survey number: HABS PA-1007
Building/structure dates: 1913-1916 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1933-1936 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1974 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 85002366

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Mercer, Henry Chapman
Labs, William
Vulcanite Cement Company
Buffalo Steel Company
New Jersey Wire Cloth Company
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company
A. Oscar Martin & Son
Shappell & Crothers
Moravian Pottery & Tile Works
Bassett, William B, historian
Null, Druscilla J, historian
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Peterson, C E, photographer
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Location

Doylestown40.31019, -75.12470
Google Map of 40.310192, -75.1246974
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