(01.1977) Taubel Knitting Mill, aka. Walnut Hosiery Building, after the fire in 1977. Occupying the building at the time were Fishman Manufacturing Company (first and second floors), and Lark Dress Company (third and fourth floors).
on Apr 18
Thanks for the wonderful outlook of Shamokin's past. The building in this photo was taken around 1901. Built by William E Lee builders a close friend of My Great Great Grandfather William B Lewis who owned and managed this hosiery on Walnut street. William B Lewis was an early pioneer for Shamokin, not only a successful business man but also one of the first Directer of the Shamokin National Dime and Trust Bank. His partners the Taubel's of riverside NJ where he also managed knitting mills insisted there name be part of the mill. Opened for business January 1 1901. The building grew with the industry and in 1905 a second tower was erected over the coal hole. This was the first silk and hosiery mill in Shamokin this section of the building still stands.