MUSKINGUM COUNTY COURTHOUSE FLOOR TILES--ZANESVILLE, OH



Official Title of Installation, if any:

Muskingum County Courthouse Floor Tiles

Your Name for Installation:

Materials Used:

Encaustic Ceramic Tiles

Additional Materials Information:

General Description:

The main and second floor hallways of this 1877 courthouse are composed mainly of encaustic tiles manufactured by the American Encaustic Tiling Company of Zanesville, OH and some green and blue encaustic tiles manufactured in England.

Technical Information (Size,mfg., etc.):

Year Created:

1877--This was the first major tile installation by AETCo.

Year Installed, if different:

Does Installation Still Exist?

Yes

If Not, What Happened?

State:

Ohio

City:

Zanesville

Location of Installation:

401 Main Street

GPS Coordinates:

Directions to Installation:

Additional Information, Websites, Citations:

For more information about this installation and England's role  in the American tile industry, see Michael Sims' article, "The Muskingum County Courthouse Floors: A Case Study of England's Role in the Genesis of America's Tile Industry" in the Journal of The Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society, Vol. 9, 2003. (http://tileresearcharticles.omeka.net/items/show/22)

Information from tile historian Mike Sims of Zanesville, OH. Photos by Michael Padwee.

Submitted by and Year:

Michael Sims (simsm"at"ohiou.edu) and Michael Padwee (tileback101"at"collector.org); October 2010


Photos by Michael Padwee, 2010