Lansford is the home to Kiddie Kloes, a clothing factory that made Cinderella brand clothing, amongst others. Constructed in 1904, this venerable factory in Lansford, Pennsylvania started out as a silk mill. Following the widespread adoption of cheaper artificial alternatives such as rayon and nylon, it was repurposed as the Rosenau Bros clothing factory in 1930s.
Rosenau Bros. Clothing factory, later known as Kiddie Kloes, once was an economic tentpole of its region, employing 800-1000 people, until cheaper labor to the south forced it out of business. the facility and out buildings occupy much of a city block. Unused since being closed in the 1990s, the main 3 story brick building is completely grown over on two sides with ivy and vines. Rain enters through holes in the roof damaging once substantial oak floors. Given the state of deterioration and reuse unlikely, it appears the Kiddie Kloes factory will almost certainly be demolished before much longer.
In 2014 the abandoned Kiddie Kloes Factory was purchased by Renee Novak and volunteers were slowly cleaning out the three-story structure, trying to keep up with repairs to the roof, and consulting with the Lansford Historical Society to find a new role for the building. Darryl W. Moran Photography visited and made stunning photos of an abandoned Kiddie Kloes Factory in Lansford. You may find more photos on his facebook page.