Pewabic Pottery Frieze on Old Morton High School

120 N. 9th St.

You have now arrived at the location of the former Morton High School. What’s so special about this building? Just look up!

This building (now the ACE USA Insurance Company) features a Pewabic Pottery frieze by Henry Chapman Mercer. These were made at his Moravian Pottery and Tile Works studio in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. These tiles are a whopping 32 feet in length and 10 feet tall!

The building itself was designed by famous school architect, William B. Ittner. Another place you can find Mercer’s work is at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, in Los Angeles.