READY TO ROLL AT PATERSON RIVERSIDE STATION - PHOTO BY DR. THOMAS DAYSPRING

READY TO ROLL AT PATERSON RIVERSIDE STATION - PHOTO BY DR. THOMAS DAYSPRING

Friday, August 10, 2012

FRANKLIN FINISHING - 1963



Photos: Fire Engineering,  Vince Marchese collection 

On Oct. 21, 1963, an explosion leveled Franklin Finishing, a textile dye house at 178 Keen St. in Paterson, N.J. Box 656 was transmitted at 12:33 p.m. Ladder 3 was destroyed by the blaze.  (Your editor was a kindergarten student in Haledon at the time and recalls learning about the explosion from his parents.)