In the nineteenth century, in Catalonia the silk production was one of the most prominent sectors in the textile industry.
The Pujol i Casacuberta Group expanded its textile facilities, acquiring a large plot of ground where now exist the streets of Sant Antoni Maria Claret and Indústria, in Gràcia district. Pujol Casacuberta’s industrial complex was dedicated to the production of cotton, wool and silk, this last fabric became the main product, which differentiated it. Possibly, these facts favoured the nickname “La Sedeta”.
Many factories were destroyed in the seventies, in order to provide housing and new services for the neighbourhood. In the case of this particular factory, a school, an institute, and a community centre were created, as well as the square with the same name.