Monday, October 10, 2011

Tileworks, Fonthill, and Doylestown


I have some friends visiting so I took them to Doylestown, PA for the day. Its a cute little town, with neat shops and some pretty interesting things. One of them is the Moravian Tileworks and Fonthill.  There was a man named Henry Mercer who built these with concrete and tiles. These pictures are of the tileworks. Its a functioning pottery where they make tiles today.

Mercer also built a 6 story castle called Fonthill which is a museum and can be toured. It is facinating to see the tiles and mosaics that he made or collected from around the world. 
  http://www.buckscounty.org/government/departments/tileworks/

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