Huber Breaker Update

About two weeks after my trip to the Huber Breaker, the lead article in the Times Leader(Northeastern PA Paper) was about the history and future of the breaker.

The Huber breaker was considered the fastest anthracite processing plant in the nation, processing 1,000 tons of coal per hour in 1939, according to Coal Age Magazine.

Unless a viable plan is proposed, it looks like another piece of engineering history will become a victim of the wrecking ball.

ASHLEY – Plans to transform the Huber Breaker into an anthracite history museum will go on the scrap heap if its owner accepts an offer to dismantle the mammoth structure to recycle its steel.

No. 1 Contracting Corp. has given a county agency seeking to preserve the vacant structure until Dec. 7 to sweeten its offer for the 68-year-old coal-processing plant, touted as the centerpiece of a proposed $9 million museum and park complex.