Photo by "smallbones", 20101


Title of Installation:
Whitehall Apartments
Materials Used:
Ceramic tile ornamentation
General Description:
"A remarkable series of 57 large, colorful mosaics, with subjects based on 'Old Mexico,' form a frieze at the top of the stucco walls, under the eves of the red tile roof. All designs are repeated several times around the building. The tile manufacturer has not been positively identified. However, an attribution to the Mueller Mosaic Company of Trenton, New Jersey is very likely. Four inch decorative inserts can be found set into the pavement of the front garden and these tiles are definitely by Mueller."2
Year Created:
"Originally built as a hotel circa 1926-27, the Whitehall is located next to Haverford School... ."2
Does Installation Still Exist?
Yes, and the Whitehall Apartments are listed on the National Register of Historic Places with reference number 83004238 since Dec. 28, 1983.
Location of Installation:
410 West Lancaster Avenue (Route 30)
Haverford, PA
GPS Coordinates:
40°00′48″N 75°18′10″W
Additional Information, Websites, Citations:
2Vance A. Koehler, "Self-Guided Tour of Historic Tile Sites in Philadelphia", Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, October 1998.
Photos below taken by Michael Padwee in 1998.
Submitted by and Year:
Submitted by Michael Padwee (tileback101'at' in May 2012.