Bellemonte Silk Mill

Coordinates: 41°28′19″N 75°10′20″W / 41.47194°N 75.17222°W / 41.47194; -75.17222
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Bellemonte Silk Mill
Bellemonte Silk Mill, November 2009
Bellemonte Silk Mill is located in Pennsylvania
Bellemonte Silk Mill
Bellemonte Silk Mill is located in the United States
Bellemonte Silk Mill
Location230 Welwood Ave., Hawley, Pennsylvania
Coordinates41°28′19″N 75°10′20″W / 41.47194°N 75.17222°W / 41.47194; -75.17222
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built1880-1881, 1894
Architectural styleHigh Victorian Gothic
NRHP reference No.10000407[1]
Added to NRHPJune 28, 2010

Bellemonte Silk Mill, also known as Welwood Silk Mill and Sherman Underwear Mills, is a historic mill located at Hawley, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1880-1881, and rebuilt in 1894 after a fire. It is a three- to five-story, long and narrow bluestone building in a High Victorian Gothic style. It features a castellated roof parapet. It has a one-story, shed roofed engine house addition. The mill is locally considered to be the largest bluestone building in the world. The property also includes the contributing Cocoon House; a one-story, one room stone building. In 2011 the Bellemonte Silk Mill and Cocoon House were renovated by Peter Bohlin. The Bellemonte Silk Mill became the Hawley Silk Mill and the Cocoon House became Cocoon Coffee House. The building once housed an antique resale shop. [2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 6/28/10 through 7/02/10. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania". CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Archived from the original (Searchable database) on 2007-07-21. Retrieved 2012-06-08. Note: This includes Timothy M. Noble; Philip E. Pendleton (January 2010). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Bellemonte Silk Mill" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-09.