- The Area
Originally the Bellemonte Silk Mill, the facility was built by the Dexter, Lambert & Company in 1880 and operated as a silk mill from 1880 until 1956. It was the first large scale silk factory in northeastern Pennsylvania. To this day, it is still the largest laid bluestone building in the world, and has a rich history of alternative energy use, once being powered by the water of the Paupack Creek behind the building. The mill has always been, and now continues to be, an important regional economic and historic resource to the northeastern Pennsylvania region.
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