The History...

The Katz Underwear Company was founded in September 1898 by three Katz Brothers: Jacob F., W. Jonas and Samuel, and began as a small shop with 11 employees on the third floor of the Dodge Building at the corner of Main and Seventh Streets in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The first product manufactured was muslin underwear under contract to the three largest underwear manufacturers in the United States.

By 1902, the business had outgrown its quarters, and a new factory was built on Sixth Street in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The Katz brothers decided to discontinue their contract work and began production of their own line. As the company continued to grow, it became necessary to expand facilities, and over the years four additions were made to the original factory.

In 2017 the Bodhi Tree decided to rent part of the very space in which this factory once operated. After almost half a year of renovations, and picking garment pins out of the old floor, we’re so happy to share out newly designed space with you! 



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The General Space

The Bodhi Tree hosts art classes for children and adults. We also offer Yoga, meditation, open studio nights, music jams, piano lessons, and special events. Please contact us for any inquiries about using our space. We’d be happy to hear from you!


The Wheels

The Bodhi Tree offers pottery classes for  all ages!

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