Last weekend, the Mercer tiles outside of the Jacob Reed Building at 1424 Chestnut were removed and replaced with “garden variety red brick,” according to an anonymous camera-ready tipster. The 108-year-old building, designed by William Price, was constructed with the added detail of decorative Mercer tiles, created by Henry Mercer of Doylestown’s Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, the same tiles used in the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg. If it wasn’t enough to turn a historic building into a shampoo-wielding drug store, now we’ve stripped it of it’s remaining tiles!