Historic Clinton Music Hall destroyed by fire
A multi-alarm fire burned the former Clinton Music Hall on Sunday morning.
The fire broke out around 8:30 a.m. in the four-story building on Main Street. The building had a 300-seat theater in the rear and offices on the lower floors. Firefighters were bringing in water from the water treatment plant to douse the flames according to the Hampton FIre Co. Station 13 Facebook page.
The NJ Advanced Media news website reported that a collapse of the third floor forced the evacuation of the building. Pictures of the building show a large section of the roof missing.
New Jersey Fast Traffic said that the fire forced the closure of exit #15 off Route 78 for Route 173 in Clinton.
The building is now called Clinton Center and home to several businesses. According to the Township's website, the building was built in 1891 and was considered a convenient stop for many traveling tours of performers in the early part of the 20th Century.