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Location DB > United States > New Jersey > Paterson > Colt Firearms / Allied Textile Mills
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Colt Firearms / Allied Textile Mills
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created by EsseXploreR on 3/27/2012 4:59 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/20/2016 10:16 AM
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 Overview
 Description
It is a pretty large complex, but due to sketchy stairs and floors, not that much is accessible. It is a fun place to just wander around with a few friends.
 Basic Information
Type: Building Complex
Status: Ruins
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
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Paterson, New Jersey
United States
Owner:
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • Squatters
  •  Interesting Features
    The complex sits right at the base of the Great Falls, along the Passaic river, so you can take a break from exploring and just chill by the water.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • Territorial Squatters
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1836
    Closed: 1983
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     History
    The masonry shell of the Colt Gun Mill is an important remnant of the nation's first
    planned industrial community. When built by the Patent Arms Manufacturing Co. in 1836,
    the mill stood four-and-a-half stories tall, was topped with a bell tower capped by a
    gun-shaped weather vane, and surrounded by a fence with pickets shaped like a wooden
    gun. Now, through a combination of demolition and arson, only dilapidated brownstone
    walls remain. The mill produced revolvers until 1842, and subsequently manufactured silk
    and cotton. Its last owner was Allied Textile Printing (ATP), which closed the mill in 1983.

    The mill sits on a prominent 7-acre site within the 90-acre Great Falls/S.U.M. National
    Historic District. The district comprises a manufacturing center started in 1792. The early
    industrialists situated their mills to take advantage of the Passaic River and its Great
    Falls. Since 1988 the site has been listed as a Priority One threatened National Historic
    Landmark in the U.S. Department of the Interior's Annual Report to Congress.

    (original link: http://www.sitesof...ile_Colt_Arms.html)
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     Future Plans
    With its presence as a ruin preserved, the Colt Gun Mill will become the setting for an
    outdoor museum on water power, since the chronology of the Gun Mill's power
    source-from waterwheel to steam to electricity which mirrors the evolution of American
    industry. The Trust grant will fund stabilization of the ruin's four walls. The adaptive reuse
    of the mill is one phase of an overall site redevelopment that will include commercial and
    residential uses, project being directed by the National Park Service and the City of
    Paterson.

    (original link: http://www.sitesof...ile_Colt_Arms.html)

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    12/18/10
    Tue, Mar 27th, 2012
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/20/2016 10:16 AM.

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  • on Dec 20 16 at 10:16, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 20 16 at 10:16, Emperor Wang changed the following: Display Name
  • on Mar 28 12 at 23:42, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Mar 28 12 at 15:03, EsseXploreR updated gallery 12/18/10
  • on Mar 28 12 at 11:18, EsseXploreR updated gallery 12/18/10
  • on Mar 28 12 at 11:17, EsseXploreR updated gallery 12/18/10
  • on Mar 27 12 at 22:32, EsseXploreR updated gallery 12/18/10
  • on Mar 27 12 at 22:15, EsseXploreR added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Mar 27 12 at 22:10, EsseXploreR added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Mar 27 12 at 21:54, EsseXploreR added some pictures to a gallery
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