Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, Southwest side of State Route 313 (Swamp Road), Northwest of East Court Street, Doylestown, Bucks County, PA
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See also HAER PA-107 for additional documentation. Includes drawings, photographs & written data.
Significance: Designed by anthropologist and antiquarian Henry Chapman Mercer as a factory to reproduce the decorative pottery and tile of the Pennsylvania-Germans. The product produced was noted for its quality and craftsmanship. Architecturally, the building is a pioneering example of the use of reinforced concrete and is stylistically derived from the designs of the Spanish Missions of California.
Survey number: HABS PA-5381
Building/structure dates: 1912 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 85002366