Historic Paterson Armory Demolition

An excavator pulled down parts of the historic building in small chunks, bricks crashing down to the ground. A crew member wet down the debris to tamp down any asbestos particles.

A huge piece of Paterson’s history came crashing down on Friday, as a demolition crew began razing the 120-year-old armory, days after a devastating fire ended any hope of reviving the historic structure. Danny Kramer, who stopped by during the demolition late Friday morning, remembers working as an usher at the Paterson Armory during the 1960s and witnessing an obscure moment in rock and-roll history. (more…)

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