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Catasauqua in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dery Silk Mill

 
 
Dery Silk Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Klotz, November 2018
1. Dery Silk Mill Marker
Inscription.  Here was D. George Dery's first Pennsylvania silk mill, built 1897 and later enlarged. By 1914, Dery had 15 mills in this state and one in Massachusetts, employing some 4,000 people; was considered the world's largest individual silk manufacturer. Operations ceased, 1923.
 
Erected 1998 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 38.95′ N, 75° 28.062′ W. Marker is in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is on Race Street just south of Race Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Race Street, Catasauqua PA 18032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Biery's Port (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Taylor (about 800 feet away); Crane Iron Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); David Thomas (approx. half a mile away); Bryden Horse Shoe Works (approx. ¾ mile away); Veterans Memorial
Dery Silk Mill, now an apartment building. image. Click for full size.
By Laura Klotz, November 2018
2. Dery Silk Mill, now an apartment building.
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Allentown (approx. 2.3 miles away); Saylor Park-Welcome (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catasauqua.
 
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - Dery Silk Mill. Further information and links about the life and work of D. George Dery. (Submitted on May 16, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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