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Where Henry Chapman Mercer was born.


Where Henry Chapman Mercer was born.

Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930), famous for his tile making during the Arts & Crafts movement, was born here, I believe, on June 24, 1856. In Henry Chapman Mercer and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works by Cleota Reed (University of Pennsylvania Press 1987), at page 7, it speaks of Mercer's autobiographical sketch, where his first entry read 1856. Born in white house S.W. corner Main & Dutch Lane, Doylestown, Pa. Then owned by my grandfather Henry Chapman. Dutch Lane became Broad Street. The book at fn. 8 gives the precise address. There is a good history of the site at http://doylestown.patch.com/articles/how-did-the-james-lorah-memorial-home-get-its-name#photo-8712142.


Location: James-Lorah Memorial Home , 132 North Broad St., Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 18901, United States
Listing Category: Architecture, Art, Birthplaces, Famous People
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Created Date: 06-24-2018

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