Photos: Collection of Bruno Wendt, Paterson Museum
Sylvette's Store, located at Main Street and Broadway in Paterson, was the scene of a general alarm fire and collapse on March 11, 1972.
Box 451, the same alarm signal transmitted for the Great Fire of 1902, rang in at 3 p.m.
A pumper was damaged by a falling wall.
Sylvette's, which sold ladies coats and dresses, was owned and operated by Al and Julius Gladstone.
The store was located next to the old Rivoli Theater, which opened in 1923, and was converted into shops.