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, November 13, 2015

TAKING THE HEAT

... from patersonfirehistory.com


Hinchcliffe Brewery - 1904
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Quackenbush Warehouse - 5 Firemen Killed - 1938
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Wire Corporation of America - 1953
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Franklin Finishing - 1963
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Fulton Street - 1978
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PATERSON LYCEUM - 1931


Four-alarm fire at Paterson Lyceum theater at 125 Van Houten St. on March 22, 1931. Box 457 was transmitted just after midnight.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

PATERSON ARMORY






Photos from top to bottom: NorthJersey.com, ABC 7, NBC 4, Fox 5 and Vinyl Philly

On Nov. 9, 2015, a 7-alarm fire swept the derelict Paterson Armory on Market Street and flames raged into the next day. 

Towns as far away as Ramsey dispatched mutual aid.

"You deluge it with water, hope at some point the water overtakes the fire," Paterson Fire Chief Michael Postorino told NorthJersey.com

The armory was a Paterson landmark, 
made of red brick and and heavy timber.

Soldiers deployed for the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II from the armory, which was completed in 1896.

The armory also served as a community center and entertainment venue for concerts and boxing matches.

It was also the site of rallies during the 1913 textile workers strike. 

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