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Abandoned Pennsylvania: The Scranton Lace Factory | by Cheri Sundra: Guerrilla Historian
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Abandoned Pennsylvania: The Scranton Lace Factory

If eyes are the windows to the soul; then shop windows are just as revealing. They reveal the soul of the shop. ~Debra Templar (The Visual Merchandising Blog)


This display window was located in the building across from the gymnasium/theater. If anyone has any more information about its use, please contact me….


Scranton Lace manufacturing spanned two centuries of American history. They were the world’s largest producer of Nottingham lace. Their facility included bowling alleys, a gymnasium/theater, a barber shop, an event size kitchen, employee showers and a fully staffed infirmary.


In the middle of a shift in 2002, the employees of Scranton Lace were sent home, never to return again. What remained behind was a ghost-like museum of lace-making complete with employee belongings and lace left at mid-production within the looms.


Read about my article, “As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us” at UE Magazine: The Scranton Lace Interviews featuring photography by three other members of the Flickr community plus interviews too!


For more photos from this location, visit:

Abandoned Scranton Lace: A Visual Autopsy of the American Dream










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Taken on April 23, 2011