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Fonthill, the home of Henry Chapman Mercer

an American architectural treasure

by Thomas G. Poos

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Manor House Pub. Co. in Feasterville, Pa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Doylestown (Pa.),
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Doylestown.
    • Subjects:
    • Mercer, Henry Chapman, 1856-1930 -- Homes and haunts -- Pennsylvania -- Doylestown.,
    • Fonthill Museum.,
    • Gothic revival (Architecture) -- Pennsylvania -- Doylestown.,
    • Architecture, Domestic -- Pennsylvania -- Doylestown.,
    • Buildings, Reinforced concrete -- Pennsylvania -- Doylestown.,
    • Doylestown (Pa.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesFonthill, Home of Henry Chapman Mercer Fonthill
      Statementby Thomas G. Poos.
      ContributionsMercer, Henry Chapman, 1856-1930., Fonthill Museum.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsNA7511.4.D69 P66 2000
      The Physical Object
      Pagination102 p. :
      Number of Pages102
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL58314M
      ISBN 100964584425
      LC Control Number99076288

        Henry Chapman Mercer () was nearing the end of his life when Raymond Pitcairn () was just beginning construction on Glencairn, his castle-like home in Bryn Athyn, Montgomery County. Fonthill, Mercer’s own castle-like home in Doylestown, Bucks County, bears little resemblance to Glencairn in terms of architectural style. Henry Chapman Mercer, a renowned archaeologist, tile maker, and collector of Pennsylvanian pre-industrial household utensils wrote of his home, Fonthill: “The house was planned by me, room by.

      Henry Chapman Mercer, Guidebook to the Tiled Pavement in the Capitol of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, Pa.: Capitol Preservation Committee), , reprinted Cleota Reed, Henry Chapman Mercer and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works (Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania Press),   43 Spectacular Home Libraries Design Ideas With Nature Elements - It can become a fairly simple task when you are going to buy furniture for your home libraries. Unlike the furniture for the other rooms, home library. bibliotheca-sanctus: “ Fonthill Castle .

      Henry Chapman Mercer () was an American short story writer, archeologist, artifact collector, tile maker, and designer of an extraordinary castle in Pennsylvania called Fonthill. 'Castle Valley' tells the strange supernatural tale of an artist who gazes into an old crystal and sees a vision of a beautiful Gothic castle, with which he. The Moravian Pottery & Tile Works (MPTW) is a history museum located in Doylestown, is maintained by the County of Bucks, Department of Parks and museum was individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places in , and was later included in a National Historic Landmark District along with the Mercer Museum and ectural style: Mission/Spanish Revival.


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Fonthill, the home of Henry Chapman Mercer by Thomas G. Poos Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book provides a fascinating look at the unique home and creative genius of Henry Chapman Mercer. Inrenowned tile maker Henry Chapman Mercer, a key figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement in the U.S., turned his genius and artistic talents to planning and constructing Fonthill, a "castle in concrete."/5(2).

Fonthill This book provides a fascinating look at the unique home and creative genius of Henry Chapman Mercer. Inrenowned tile maker Henry Chapman Mercer, a key figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement in the U.S., turned his genius and artistic talents to planning and constructing Fonthill, a "castle in concrete."/5(3).

Title: Fonthill: The Home of Henry Chapman Mercer Author Name: Categories: Art, Americana, Publisher: Feasterville, Manor House Publishing: Binding: Original. On a june night infire trucks raced through Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and found not a house in flames, but a bonfire atop Fonthill, the fantastical room concrete home of Henry Chapman Mercer, A.B.

That bonfire let Mercer celebrate his birthday, maintain the tradition of fires on St. John’s Eve, and inaugurate his new home by demonstrating its fireproof qualities.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Fonthill: The Home of Henry Chapman Mercer--An American Architectural Treasure in Historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5.

Apr 8, - Explore lnemastil's board "Henry Chapman Mercer" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Architecture, Places and Castle pins. Get this from a library. Fonthill, the home of Henry Chapman Mercer: an American architectural treasure. [Thomas G Poos; Henry C Mercer; Fonthill Museum.].

My husband visited Fonthill Castle on Sat. 2/15 and was completely blown away. Built between – completely out of hand-mixed concrete, the castle captures the many personalities and talents of Henry Mercer. Mercer was a wealthy; Harvard educated attorney, architect, /5().

Mercer also developed his own, innovative methods for creating the tile mosaics and brocades for which he became famous. Fonthill, Mercer's home, displays many of his tiles in the way he intended them to be displayed. Completed inMercer's home still stands in Doylestown. Fonthill - the Home of Henry Chapman Mercer: An American Architectural Treasure by Thomas G.

Poos A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement ofHenry Chapman Mercer (), created a marvel of functional art in his hometown, Doylestown, PA — the Gothic Castle, Fonthill.

Located outside the magnetic pull of the big city nearby, Fonthill may not be on your radar. American Archeologist, Artifact Collector, and Tile-Maker.

He was the designer of three distinctive poured concrete structures: Fonthill, his home, the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, and the Mercer Museum.

Henry Mercer was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on Burial: Doylestown Presbyterian Church. - Fonthill was the home of the American archeologist and tile maker Henry Chapman Mercer, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Built between andit is an early example of poured-in-place concrete and features 44 rooms, over windows, 18 fireplaces and 10 bathrooms. The interior was originally painted in pastel colors. The story is about Henry Chapman Mercer (), a rich guy who, in the s, built a concrete castle for himself called Fonthill, which is today a big tourist draw in Doylestown.

The author of the article talked about how cold the castle seemed to her, until she learned more about Mercer. Explore the creative genius of Henry Chapman Mercer and his collecting legacy through a variety of programs and specialty tours for school and other youth groups, families and adults.

Programs are presented at both Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle, some. Linda F. Dyke, "Henry Chapman Mercer: An Annotated Chronology", Mercer Mosaic: The Journal of the Bucks County Historical Society, Volume 6, Number (Spring/Summer ) A good short introduction but not easy to find.

Cleota Reed, Henry Chapman Marcer and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, University of Pennsylvania Press, Fonthill Castle was the home and showplace of Henry Chapman Mercer (). Mercer completed Fonthill Castle in The castle serves as an early example of reinforced concrete and features forty-four rooms, over two hundred windows, and eighteen fireplaces/5(46).

Fonthill Castle was the home and showplace of Henry Chapman Mercer (), American archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramicist and scholar. Mercer completed Fonthill Castle in in.

The Mercer Mile Helen Hartman Gemmill, edited by Terry McNealy Legacy of Henry C. Mercer and his three extraordinary concrete buildings – Fonthill, Moravian Pottery and Mercer Museum.

Contains several old as well as new color photographs. Revised edition 28 pages, $ Tools and Trades of America’s Past – The Mercer Collection.

The Legend of Henry Chapman Mercer Who was this Henry Mercer, the visionary who traveled the world and pedaled a bicycle to direct construction of his museum. Henry Chapman Mercer.

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FONTHILL: HOME OF HENRY CHAPMAN MERCER--AN AMERICAN By Thomas G. Poos EXCELLENT. $Seller Rating: % positive.The History. Mercer built his storybook stone mansion without using blueprints.

Henry Chapman Mercer, an expert in prehistoric archaeology, a homespun architect and a writer of Gothic tales, built three memorable structures, including Fonthill Castle, the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works and the Mercer historic attractions make up what’s now known as the Mercer Mile.Fonthill was the home of the American archeologist and tile maker Henry Chapman Mercer, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

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