From North Jersey
PATERSON — As a campaign to win historic landmark status for two city churches surges ahead, history-minded city residents are preparing ways to share Paterson’s storied past with the public.
An exhibit that aims to help visitors relive Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 visit to Paterson, just days before his assassination, as well as Rosa Parks’ trips to the Silk City, is preparing to open in February, which may coincide with the final historic landmark designation of one of the churches.
The Paterson Historic Preservation Commission on July 19 voted to designate the Community Baptist Church of Love at 535 Broadway as a municipal historic landmark.
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