Collyers' Mansion

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A term of art used by firefighters in NYC and on the East Coast of the US (other terms are used in other regions) for debris and rubbish within a dwelling of such magnitude that emergency rescue efforts become difficult or impossible. The term is a reference to the Collyer brothers, hoarders who died in their extremely cluttered NYC home
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The Packer House is located on the opposite bank of the West Branch, and was raised to prevent impacts from increased flooding due to levee construction.