Paterson, N.J.: Where Alexander Hamilton (now a hip-hop hero!) planned an industrial revolution
The Great Falls of Paterson, N.J., cascade beyond the SUM powerhouse, built in 1914 when hydroelectric power supplanted the extensive system of raceways and waterwheels that Alexander Hamilton helped envision to make Paterson - and America - great.
PATERSON, NJ-- The Great Falls, with the 1914 S.U.M powerhouse in the foreground.(Karl Zimmermann)
In the Paterson Museum, Chuck Gedge studies an exhibit about pioneering submarine builder John Holland. Two of the Paterson, N.J., designer’s boats are behind him.(Karl Zimmermann)
The Paterson Museum occupies what was once the Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works’ erecting shop.(Karl Zimmermann)
This building dates from 1881. Originally, it was Rogers Locomotive’s administration building. Later it housed the Paterson Silk Machinery Exchange. Its historic signage is kept fresh.(Karl Zimmermann)
Silk magnate Catholina Lambert’s Belle Vista, now called Lambert Castle, stands atop Garret Mountain. The 1892 home is now a museum.(Karl Zimmermann)