Scranton Lace Factory

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in Abandoned | 2 comments

255 Route 313, Perkasie PA 18944
(267)404-2214

History

Majestic Hotel

The Scranton Lace Factory was founded in 1897 and operated until 2002.  It employed over 1,400 people in its prime.  It is made up of several buildings, some of which house a gymnasium, a bowling alley, barber shop, infirmary, a barber as well as having owned its own coal mine and cotton field.  It also has a clock tower which became the city’s landmark.

They were the first and largest producers of Nottingham Lace made with looms which stood several stories high and were roughly 50 feet long!  They not only made lace, but made bomb parachutes, tarpaulins, and mosquito and camouflage netting during World War II.  When the war was over, they continued to produce cotton yarn, vinyl shower curtains, napkins, and textile laminates for umbrellas, patio furniture and pool liners.  Despite it being one of the area’s largest employers, it closed mid-shift in 2002 when the company’s vice president stated they were to close “effective immediately.” 

 

Items

Scranton Lace Factory Items for Sale

Abandoned Adventures

 

Upcycled Gun Cabinet


 

 

2 Comments

  1. 9-3-2014

    Thanks for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your efforts
    and I am waiting for your next write ups thank you once again.

  2. 11-5-2012

    iv’e aways wanted to go into the scranton lacy factory ! iv’e looked up , trying to find out who owns it to see if i could go into the bulding ! i hope they never tear it down .. just atleast until after i go into it ! 

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