Readerpix: Levolor fire aftermath

5/1/2009:

This may be the last (or next to last) photo in the “blast from the past” series of retro pix that appeared this week on Hoboken411…

Hoboken411 reader photo of the day – 5/1/2009

Here’s what remains of the abandoned Levolor Factory that burned down (along with 14 other buildings) back in 1985:

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[Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Readerpix entry! – Note: one reader’s photo(s) will be featured each day at approximately 11am. Unless your photo is time-sensitive – it will be published in the order it was received! Additional note: Your pictures will have a better chance of being published if they’re in “landscape” mode, as opposed to the taller “portrait” modes… ]

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9 Comments on "Readerpix: Levolor fire aftermath"

9
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Where was this? It looks like the site where Curling Club is now.

kal-el
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kal-el

No , it’s by 800 monroe..

In response to 9 who said:
Where was this? It looks like the site where Curling Club is now.

truth1
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truth1

There were high winds and embers the size of baseballs were flying… even started a barge afire at Hoboken’s waterfront. It was freezing weather too!

mary56
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mary56

I worked in the Empire State Building at the time and watched it from the windows on the 36th Floor. It was really amazing.

kal-el
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kal-el

remember being in school and watching the whole thing from our window , remember going down there and thinking the whole neighborhood was gonna get lit up !

plywood
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plywood

Not the best shot of this event. There is a pretty incredible set of pictures of this fire at the Firemen’s Museum @ 2nd and Bloomfield. What a fireball!

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