(This image and the two black and white images below were supplied by Ashland, KY resident Grady Walter)****



Title of Installation:                                                                                                                               

Mayo Mansion Pool House

Materials Used:

Ceramic tiles

General Description:

We do not have a written description of the Mayo Mansion (aka Fetter Mansion) Pool House, nor of the tile installations. We have only seen photos of some of the panels which were sold at auction in 2007.

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

The tiles are attributed to the Mosaic Tile Company of Zanesville, OH.

Year Created:

c. 1917

Year Installed, if different:

Does Installation Still Exist?


If Not, What Happened?

At least six tile panels from the pool house were sold at auction in 2007. Even though the mansion is within the Bath Avenue Historic District of Ashland, KY, which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the pool house was demolished in the 1950s, according to Grady Walter, and an apartment house was built on the site. The mansion, however, does still exist, and there may be some tiles installed in the mansion, itself.





Location of Installation:

1516 Bath Avenue

Ashland, Boyd County, KY 41101

GPS Coordinates:

N 38° 28.560 W 082° 38.531

Directions to Installation:

Additional Information, Websites, Citations:

Alice Mayo and her second husband bought a Victorian home in Ashland in 1917, but because of World War I, she was not allowed to build a new house. She did, however, "remodel" the old house.* Mrs. Mayo built a mansion around the smaller structure along with a palatial pool house.** There are three photos of 1516 Bath Avenue (the Mayo Mansion) on "Flickr", but these have a qualification by the photographer.***





****These three images were scanned by Grady Walter, who is writing a book about architecture in the Ashland area, and were taken from an undated book (probably originally pubished in the 1920s), Illustrated Ashland, Kentucky, reprinted by the Home Federal Savings and Loan Company on their 100th Anniversary.

Submitted by and Year:

Michael Padwee (tileback101"at"collector.org), October 2010. Other information supplied by Grady Walter in March 2012.

Two panels, each 19" x 46", one with Moresque design, the other Art Deco**

Three Art Deco tile panels, 13" x 46", 11" x 46", 19" x 46"**

A large Art Deco tile panel with metallic highlights, 42" x 58"**

This image is of the Mayo Mansion exterior with the pool house in the background.****