world of tileCan you guess what was previously beyond this fence, where the rubble is now piled?


Yes, the World of Tile round showroom.

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I don’t usually Debbie Downer on this website. But it is what it is.

Thanks to friend Jonathan O’Hea of American Bloomsbury Antiques — who I met at the big liquidation sale — for sending these photos. Yup, it is what it is.

See all our historical photos from World of Tile


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  1. Scott says:

    Ugh. I’m sure it will be something worthless.

    Back where I grew up one of the largest pools in the country which was still drawing great traffic (Dreamland, Portsmouth, Ohio) was filled in so a Dollar Store and Aldi could be built.

  2. pam kueber says:

    No word. Even if it does reopen, it will be a slim shadow of its former self. What was “left” for liquidation after the original WOT owners took out their stash was EPIC.

  3. Lynn says:

    You know the saying that it is better to have loved than never loved at all…well, in this case, I guess it is better to have known about WOT than to have never known at all. I consider myself fortunate to have grown up in the 1960’s when wonderful places like this dotted our landscape. Ah, such happy memories can never be erased by….uh, progress?

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