Vermont Marble Factory

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Abandoned | 2 comments

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

History

Vermont MarbleThe Vermont Marble Company facility was home to one of the largest producers of marble in the world.  Redfield Proctor, who was a businessman and politician, served as the company’s first president and also founded the Vermont Marble Company in 1880.  His political ties helped bring in large contracts for the company.  The company contributed marble to the Washington Monument, United States Supreme Court building, and Arlington National Cemetery.  The surrounding town of Proctor was populated almost entirely by the company’s 5000 workers.  To recruit their workforce, Vermont Marble Company sent interpreters to Ellis Island to have their first crack at the strongest backs on the boats.  The new employees were put on a train and shipped up to Proctor, VT and a whole new life.  The factory was retooled to make submarine engines during World War II.   The marble industry declined in the mid 20th century and the once powerful Vermont Marble Company closed its operations in Proctor in the 1990s. 

Items

Scale8311 Sign3 Ton Capacity SignYellow P&H SignP&H Quality Service SignP&H Quality Service SignWooden CartStoolComptometerToilet Paper HoldersHorn SirenAntique Toilet Seat ChairOil Can

Abandoned Adventures

Upcycled Marble Coffee Table


 

Upcycled Jack Rack


Special Thanks


Martin and Marcia Hemm

800-427-1396

www.vermont-marble.com

Vermont Marble Factory Items for Sale

 

2 Comments

  1. 5-21-2015

    dear sir i am marble businessman from Pakistan and want to come there for for visit this company so please can i join you soon there ?

  2. 10-4-2012

    Hi how are you? I just watched your episode with the Factory in Vermont. My Grandfather used to own the Brick Company where the Pentagon is right now. His bricks are in the Monument, Capitol etc… I love history and I have a couple blue prints from the past as well… If the ones from the Show this evening are available to purchase I to know if they are! 
    Best,
    Kristin Lyle
     
     
     
     
     

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