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1 Henry Chapman Mercer The Pennsylvania State Capitol Building Moravian Tile Floor

2 The largest artwork in the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building is the tile floor designed and made by Henry Chapman Mercer of Doylestown. It covers 16,000 square feet!

3 Mercer apprenticed himself to a local potter to learn the trade. He felt that the tiles should use local clay and be made by hand.

4 It is the life of the people, Mercer wrote. Some of the mosaic tiles depict scenes from everyday life.

5 Some of the tiles show inventions and tools. What are some modern inventions that Mercer could add if he were alive today?

6 Many of the tiles depict the animals that are native to Pennsylvania.

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8 Tiles produced at the Moravian Tile Works.


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