Historic Paterson Places
Alexander Hamilton founded Paterson to serve as the nation’s first industrial city in 1792. Shortly thereafter, workers arrived from all over the world to utilize their talents in the cities new and booming industries. Among those earliest workers were the Irish, who began arriving in sizable numbers around the year 1820.
The story of Catholina Lambert, a prominent Paterson silk mill owner in the late 1800's, ties heavily into the story of the citys well known textile industry. Today, Lambert's local home,Lambert Castle, is open for touring under the management of the Paterson County Historical Society.